Tony Crowley is a Chair of English at the University of Leeds and former Visiting Professor at the Institute of Irish Studies in Liverpool. He has published widely in the area of language and cultural theory, including Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004 (Oxford 2005) and Scouse: A Social and Cultural History (Liverpool 2012). He also curates the Murals of Northern Ireland Collection at the Claremont Colleges Digital Library.