John Cunningham

Lecturer in History

National University of Ireland, Galway

John Cunningham has been a lecturer in History at NUI Galway since 2004. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on labour history, on local history and on modern Ireland. He is currently joint editor of Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society. John's principal research interest is in the moral economy of pre-Famine Ireland, to which end he is investigating conflicts about food in urban areas. Also interested in labour biography, he is collaborating with Dr Emmet O'Connor on a collection of biographical essays.