John Rodden has served on the faculty at the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Texas at Austin, along with institutions in Europe and Asia. He is the author of numerous articles devoted to Irish history and politics, on diverse subjects. These include nineteenth-century issues such as Marx and Lenin’s views of Ireland, Friedrich Engels and the Fenians, and the public rancor between Daniel O’Connell and Benjamin Disraeli. His research interests in more recent Irish history include the historiography of the Easter Rising and the War of Independence, Eoin O’Duffy and the Irish Catholic Church’s participation in the Spanish Civil War, and the consequences of BREXIT for Ireland’s future.