Professor Christine Kenealy

Professor Christine Kenealy is Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. She is the author of several books on nineteenth-century Ireland, including, 'Daniel O’Connell and the Anti-Slavery Movement: ‘The Saddest People the Sun Sees’ (2016) and Black Abolitionists in Ireland (2020).

Her recently-published edited collection, More Heroes of Ireland’s Great Hunger (with Gerard Moran and Jason King) includes a chapter on Daniel O’Connell and the cover features a painting of Derryane by Jack B. Yeats. Christine will speak on “Daniel O'Connell and the 1840 International Anti-Slavery Convention”.