Connal Parr is Assistant Professor in History at Northumbria University. He studied Modern History at the University of Oxford and then completed a PhD in Protestant working-class politics and culture at Queen’s University Belfast.
After holding postdoctoral and teaching posts at Oxford and Fordham University's London Centre, he joined Northumbria University in 2016 initially as Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow.
His first book Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination (2017) was shortlisted for the Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize and the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize for distinguished first books.
He is a board member of Etcetera Theatre Company and is currently completing a book on the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement.