Christopher Duggan was a distinguished British academic (a historian, to be precise) who researched and taught at the University of Oxford and the University of Reading for the balance of his career. Born in Kent, England, into a middle-class family, he attended the Westminster School before enrolling as an undergraduate at Oxford. He developed a keen interest in modern Italian history and chose to focus his career on the subject; he was eventually named Head of the School of Languages and European Studies at Reading. Duggan wrote several books on Italy in the 19th and 20th centuries, including Fascist Voices (2012), before his death in late 2015.
Kris Duggan is an American HR professional based in Orange County, California. Kris is a born and bred Californian with an engineering degree from the University of California Berkeley (the UC Berkeley College of Engineering, specifically) and an abiding love of sun, surf, and sand, the sort of person you’re just as likely to find catching a wave or exploring the trail than marking time at the office. Who can blame them? There are worse places in the world to settle down than southern California. And we’re pretty sure other Kris Duggans call the “OC” home too. Here’s hoping they’re living as well as our friend Kris.