Sean Farrell is Professor of History at Northern Illinois University. A former president of the American Conference for Irish Studies, he has published a wide range of articles and books on religion and politics in nineteenth-century Ireland, including the award-winning Rituals and Riots: Sectarian Violence and Political Culture in Ulster, 1784-1886 (2001). His latest book is Thomas Drew and the Making of Victorian Belfast (Syracuse University Press, 2023).

sfarrel1@niu.edu