Liam Kneafsey


Currently Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, teaching courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Recently completed a PhD in Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, fully funded by the Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship.

As part of the research process, Visiting Research Fellow at University College London in Spring 2016. In June 2017, awarded the 2016/17 Dermot McAleese Teaching Award for Political Science. This award is based on students’ formal evaluations as well as creativity in teaching practice, engagement with students and support for the overall delivery of the course.

Aidan Regan


Aidan Regan is Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, and Director of the Dublin European Institute (DEI), at University College Dublin (UCD). Prior to UCD he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne, and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He has a PhD in Public Policy from the College of Social Science, UCD, which was completed whilst working at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

His teaching and research interests are primarily focused on the comparative political economy of European integration, the welfare state, industrial relations, and the study of wealth and income inequality.