Bill Kissane was born in the Republic of Ireland in 1966 and lives in North London. After receiving a BA in Modern English and Sociology from Trinity College Dublin (1984-88), he received an MSc in Sociology (1992), and a PhD in Political Science (1998), from the London School of Economics. Between 1988 and 1991 he worked as an English language teacher in Ireland, Spain, and Turkey. Since 1999 he has been a lecturer in Political Science at the Government Department of the London School of Economics. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006. He has also taught for Greenwich University, Helsinki University, the University of Notre Dame, and New York University. His research interests lie broadly within the areas of comparative and Irish politics.
He is currently writing a book on the relationship between constitutionalism and democracy in the Irish Republic, as well as undertaking a comparative study of regime formation after civil wars. Bill Kissane is currently on the editorial board of the Journal Nations and Nationalism.
Civil Wars and Reconstruction
GV245: Democracy and Democratisation
GV4B8: The Politics of Civil Wars
GV4E1: Comparative Democratization in a Global Age
Bill Kissane is currently working on Civil War: the Contemporary Challenge (Oxford University Press, 2013), which puts the post-1945 wave of civil wars in historical perspective
Bill Kissane (ed.) Reconstructing National Identities after Europe’s Internal Wars, 1918-2011
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014)
Read a summary of this forthcoming publication on SEN Online