Jean Monnet Fellow (European University Institute) & Reader in History, Edge Hill University

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.

Experience

  • –present
    Reader in History, Edge Hill University
  • 2016–present
    Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute

Education

  • 2003 
    University College London, PhD

Publications

  • 2017
    Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: A Shared Story? Edited with Ben Gidley, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
    'The Age of Nationality and the Origins of the Zionist-Palestinian Conflict', The International History Review
  • 2012
    'Yad Chaim Weizmann and the Westernness of Israel', Jewish Historical Studies
  • 2007
    The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance, 1914-1918, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2007
    'Changing Languages of Empire and the Orient: Britain and the Invention of the Middle East, 1917-1918', The Historical Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    'The European Idea of the 'Middle East' and the Question of Power in the 21st Century'
    Role:
    Jean Monnet Fellow
    Funding Source:
    European University Institute
  • 2013
    'The Middle East: The Rise and Fall of an Idea'
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • 2008
    Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: Comparisons/Contrasts/Connections conference
    Role:
    Co-Organiser
    Funding Source:
    British Academy
  • 2006
    'Transforming the Orient: Britain, Nationalism and the Creation of the Middle East, 1917-1922’
    Role:
    Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Hanadiv Charitable Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Historical Society, Fellow.
  • British Association for Jewish Studies, Executive committee member.