Elected: 2021
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Alvin Jackson
Richard Lodge Professor of History, University of Edinburgh
Alvin Jackson is Richard Lodge Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh, and is both an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is an historian of modern Ireland and Britain: he has written on the themes of union and unionism in the United Kingdom and beyond, with particular focuses on Ireland and Scotland. His most recent work, a comparative study of multinational union states, has been supported through a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. Alvin has broadcast extensively and has lectured in many countries.