Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, Manchester Metropolitan University

Founder: Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades:
https://nnscrusades.wordpress.com/about/
@nnscrusades

Main teaching and research interests:
• The crusades and the expansion of Latin Christendom
• The Byzantine Empire’s Relationship with the Latin West
• The topography of Anatolia and the Latin East

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Lecturer in Medieval History, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2011–2012
    Replacement Lecturer in Medieval History, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2010–2011
    Assistant Professor in European History, Fatih University (Istanbul)
  • 2009–2010
    Replacement Lecturer in Medieval History, National University of Ireland (Galway)
  • 2008–2009
    Tutor in Medieval History, University of Aberdeen
  • 2002–2009
    Tutor in Medieval History, University of St Andrews

Education

  • 2008 
    University of St Andrews, PhD in Medieval History
  • 2001 
    Manchester Metropolitan University , • B.A. with First Class Honours in Historical Studies

Publications

  • 2017
    ‘The Byzantine Conception of the Latin Barbarian’ in Fighting for the Faith and Images of the Other in Scandinavia, Western Europe and Byzantium, eds. Kurt Villens Jensen, Carsten Selch Jensen & Janus Møller Jensen, (under review)
  • 2015
    ‘Consequences Essay’, in The Crusades to the Holy Land, The Essential Reference Guide, ed. Alan Murray, pp. xxv-xxix
  • 2015
    The Second Crusade: Holy War on the Periphery of Latin Christendom, eds. Jason T. Roche & Janus Møller Jensen
  • 2015
    ‘The Second Crusade: Main Debates and New Horizons’ in The Second Crusade: Holy War on the Periphery of Latin Christendom, eds. Jason T. Roche & Janus Møller Jensen, pp. 1-32
  • 2015
    ‘The Second Crusade, 1145-49: Lisbon, Damascus and the Wendish Campaigns’, History Compass 13 pp. 599-609
  • 2015
    ‘Causes Essay’, in The Crusades to the Holy Land: the Essential Reference Guide, ed. Alan Murray, pp. xix-xxv
  • 2015
    ‘King Conrad III of Germany in the Byzantine Empire: a Foil for Native Imperial Virtue’ in The Second Crusade: Holy War on the Periphery of Latin Christendom, eds. Jason T. Roche & Janus Møller Jensen, pp. 183-216
  • 2011
    ‘Crusades in the Holy Land and Egypt (Causes)’, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, ABC-CLIO
  • 2011
    ‘Crusades in the Holy Land and Egypt (Consequences)’, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, ABC-CLIO
  • 2010
    ‘Surveying the Aspect of the Medieval West Anatolian Town’, Al-Masāq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean 22 pp. 249-257
  • 2009
    ‘In the Wake of Mantzikert: the First Crusade and the Alexian Reconquest of Western Anatolia’,, History: The Journal of the Historical Association 94 pp. 135-53
  • 2008
    ‘Niketas Choniates as a Source for the Second Crusade in Anatolia’, in Ebru Altan et al, eds., Festschrift in Memory of Prof. Dr. Iþýn Demirkent, pp. 379-88
  • 2006
    ‘Conrad III and the Second Crusade: Retreat from Dorylaion?’, Crusades, 5 pp. 85-97