Congratulations to Professor Tom Lodge, Department of Politics and Public Administration, who has become a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Tom was admitted into the RIA at a ceremony on Friday 24th May.
Professor Lodge has worked in universities in Britain, South Africa, the United States, and Ireland. He held a succession of academic posts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg between 1978 and 2005. He has written extensively on South African politics, including Mandela: A Critical Life (2006), published by Oxford University Press. Tom was previously Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.