Dr. David Slattery
David Slattery is a full-time writer and an Associate Fellow at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media at The National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He has a Double First in Philosophy and a Masters in the History & Philosophy of Science from University College Cork, Ireland and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. His Ph.D was published as The End of the Anthropological Self: Foucault in the Trobriand Islands – which is most definitely not popular anthropology, but taught him a lot about the weirdness of culture and was surprisingly good preparation for studying the Irish.
He is the author of:
The Irish are famous for their tall tales. Is this because they are a tall people? The lives of Ireland’s giants.