Robert Savage is the Interim Director of the Boston College Irish Studies Program. He is a member of the History Department where he teaches Irish, British and Atlantic World history. Professor Savage is the author of four books that explore contemporary Irish and British history including The BBC’s Irish Troubles: Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland (2015) short-listed for the 2015-2018 Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize and A Loss of Innocence? Television and Irish Society 1960-1972, Winner of the 2011 James S. Donnelly Sr. Book Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies. Savage has been awarded Visiting Fellowships at the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin (2018, 2012); at Queen’s University Belfast (2017-2018) at the University of Edinburgh where he held a Leverhulme Professorship (2007), and at the National University of Ireland, Galway (2013, 2004).