I am interested in race, especially antisemitism and Islamophobia; Empire; and the intellectual history of global politics.
I am the co-editor with Ben Gidley of, Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and the author of The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance, 1914-1918 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
I am writing a history of the European idea of the Middle East and its consequences.
Reader in History, Edge Hill University
Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute
University College London, PhD
Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story? Edited with Ben Gidley, Palgrave Macmillan
'The Age of Nationality and the Origins of the Zionist-Palestinian Conflict', The International History Review
'Yad Chaim Weizmann and the Westernness of Israel', Jewish Historical Studies
The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance, 1914-1918, Palgrave Macmillan
'Changing Languages of Empire and the Orient: Britain and the Invention of the Middle East, 1917-1918', The Historical Journal
Grants and Contracts
'The European Idea of the 'Middle East' and the Question of Power in the 21st Century'
Jean Monnet Fellow
European University Institute
'The Middle East: The Rise and Fall of an Idea'
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: Comparisons/Contrasts/Connections conference
'Transforming the Orient: Britain, Nationalism and the Creation of the Middle East, 1917-1922’
Hanadiv Charitable Foundation
Royal Historical Society, Fellow.
British Association for Jewish Studies, Executive committee member.