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Professor of Global History, Aston University

I am a global historian with particular interests in the First World War, Germany’s global entanglements, and Public History. Monographs include ‘Enemies in the Empire. Civilian Internment in the British Empire during the First World War’ (Oxford University Press), and ‘Constructing a German Diaspora. The Greater German Empire, 1871 – 1914’ (Routledge; CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title). Research and impact activities have been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Gerda Henkel Foundation. They include two major public history projects: ‘South Africa World War I: Digital and Virtual Experiences’ and the Internment Research Centre. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Research Associate at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.


  • –present
    Reader in German, Aston University


Fellow of the Royal Historical Society