Glasgow-born Tom Gallagher currently lives in Edinburgh and is aged 60. He taught politics for over 30 years at the University of Bradford until 2011. He is now Emeritus Professor of Politics at the university.
A particular interest, reflected in teaching and research, has been how to manage conflicts over territory and identity, particularly in Europe. He has published 11 single-authored books on subjects ranging from Britain's territorial politics, the crisis of the EU, religion and nationalism in contemporary Europe, and conflict and peace-building in the Balkans.
He publishes regularly in the British and American media and from 2004 to 2013 had a weekly column in the Romanian daily newspaper Romania libera (Romania being a country which he has written about widely).
Tom has written three single-authored books on Romania, the latest of which is Romania and the European Union: How the Weak vanquished the Strong, Manchester University Press 2009. Tom’s new book, Europe’s Path to Crisis: Disintegration via Monetary Union, was recently published by Manchester University Press in hardback and paper editions. He also wrote Divided Scotland: Ethnic Friction and Christian Crisis (Argyll Publications, 2013).