Jennifer Todd is Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin. She holds a BA from the University of Kent, and an MA and PhD from the University of Boston. Todd is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and Director of the Institute for British Irish Studies at UCD. Her research interests include ethnicity, ethnic conflict, collective identity, and Northern Ireland. Among her most important publications are The Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Ireland (1996) and Ethnicity and Religion: Intersections and Comparisons (2010).