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Professor Val McDermid, Visiting Professor of Scottish Studies and Crime Fiction
Crime fiction, creative writing, Scottish studies

Professor Liam McIlvanney, Stuart Chair in Scottish Studies
Robert Burns, Scottish vernacular poetry, the Glasgow novel, Ulster-Scots poetry, contemporary Scottish writing, Irish-Scottish literary connections, literature of the Scottish diaspora, Scottish crime fiction

Professor Sonja Tiernan, Eamon Cleary Chair of Irish Studies
Modern Irish history, gender and women’s history, labour and social reform movements, the history of crime and punishment