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DPhil Candidate, Global & Imperial History, University of Oxford

Erin is a historian of empire and transnational connections, with a particular focus on the Middle East and South Asia in the twentieth century. She is currently Beit Research Scholar in Imperial and Commonwealth History, and a final year DPhil Candidate at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Her thesis is titled 'Cairo between Worlds: Britain, India, and the Middle East, 1935-1942', and explores the shifting nature of interactions between British officials and Egyptian and Indian nationalists amidst the crisis of global war. At Oxford, Erin teaches Middle Eastern history, and was nominated Convenor of the Transnational & Global History Seminar in 2016-17.

Prior to coming to Oxford, Erin spent five years in Beirut, where she worked as a political analyst and language specialist for the Carnegie Middle East Centre, Al-Monitor, and the United Nations. She holds a BSc from the London School of Economics in International Relations & History, and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the American University of Beirut.


  • 2014–present
    DPhil Candidate, Global & Imperial History, University of Oxford


  • 2011 
    American University of Beirut, MA Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2009 
    London School of Economics, BSc International Relations & History