Padraic X. Scanlan
Padraic X. Scanlan is an historian of labour, enslaved and free, in Britain and the British empire. He is Assistant Professor in the Centre for Industrial Relations and the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, and the author of Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution (Yale, 2017), and Slave Empire: How Slavery Built Modern Britain (Robinson, 2020). He is writing The Irish Question, a history of work, poverty, land reform and political economy in the era of the Irish Famine, to be published by Robinson (UK) and Basic Books (USA). He lives in Toronto with his family.