David Nally is a human geographer and member of the Natures, Cultures, Knowledges and the Population, Health and Histories Research Groups. His research interests include the political economy of agrarian change; the economic and socio-cultural dimensions of colonisation; the history of subsistence crises; and the geopolitics of disaster relief.
He recently completed a research monograph, Human Encumbrances: Political Violence and the Great Irish Famine (University Notre Dame Press, 2011) as well as a co-authored textbook, Key Concepts in Historical Geography (Sage, 2014).
Nally teaches courses on historical and contemporary human geography, research methods, and the politics of hunger. He was the editor of the RGS-IBG's monograph series on Historical Geography from 2007-2011.