Professor Jim Livesey is Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Galway since February 2021.

Professor Livesey joins University of Galway from the University of Dundee, where he was the Dean of Humanities since 2014.  Originally from Cork and a graduate of UCC, Professor Livesey did a BA in History and Philosophy and an MA in History. He undertook his PhD at Harvard, where he was later a visiting professor, and also held positions at Trinity College Dublin and at the University of Sussex. Professor Livesey continues to research in the fields of Global and Revolutionary history and has a monograph entitled, Provincializing Global History, out from Yale University Press in 2020. 
Jim’s engagement with PACESETTERS contributes to his work on the comparative history of transitions and the role creative practice plays in defining new horizons for communicative action.