Associate Director of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies
MA History 1993
BA Double Hons History & Sociology
After receiving his MA from Maynooth University, Enda moved to Belfast in the early 1990s to study for a PhD and then subsequently teach at Queen’s University. After a decade in Belfast, he left Ireland for Scotland in 2004, initially based at the University of Aberdeen, and from 2006 Edinburgh University, where he is currently Reader in Modern History. In 2010 he was the recipient of a prestigious UK Economic and Social Research Council Mid-Career Fellowship, valued at over £250,000, awarded on the basis of a proven track record of excellence in research and ‘exceptional all round scholarly ability’.
He has written extensively on the history of modern Ireland and its diaspora, including, The Curse of Reason: The Great Irish Famine, The Irish in Post-war Britain and Irish Emigration since 1921.