Martin Johnes teaches history at Swansea University in Wales. He works on the history of twentieth-century Wales and sport in modern Britain and has published various books and articles that look at popular sports, obscure sports, national identity, disasters and local government.
His books include "Wales since 1939". Published by Manchester University Press in 2012, it was the first major survey of Wales in this period and had a particular emphasis on ordinary people and ideas of national identity.
His latest book is "Christmas and the British: A Modern History", published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2016. It looks at the history of the festival in the UK since 1914, exploring its insights into consumerism, family, tradition, religion, media, community, government and national identity.
He is currently working on a book on Cardiff and the Second World War.