Michael Kenneally is the Principal of the School of Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. He has completed three terms as inaugural holder of the Research Chair in Canadian Irish Studies. His areas of research interest are nineteenth-century Irish life writing, and modern and contemporary Irish literature. He has recently co-edited (with Margaret Kelleher) Ireland and Quebec: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on History, Culture and Society (2016), and is currently guest editing a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies on the contemporary Irish short story. He has served as President of the Canadian Association of Irish Studies and Chair of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures.