About Me

I am a historian, writer and reviewer. My writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Irish Times, and elsewhere, and I have worked with BBC radio and TV as a BBC New Generation Thinker.

My first book on food history is out now with Bloomsbury, and you can learn more about my research here. I am currently an Editorial Fellow at History Workshop, and writing freelance.

I was previously a researcher in Economic History at the LSE, and I worked with the Royal Historical Society, where I co-authored landmark reports on race and gender in UK History. I hold a D.Phil in Economic & Social History from Balliol College, Oxford, and previously studied History at Trinity College, Dublin.

I am the presenter of Ireland’s Edge at the Other Voices festivals in Dingle and elsewhere, where I have moderated and organised discussions on migration, identity, culture, and sustainability. I also present the Ireland’s Edge podcast.

You can follow me on Twitter @ChrisKissane.