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Steven Wagner

Senior Lecturer in International Security, Brunel University London

I am an historian of intelligence, security, empire and the modern Middle East. Before coming to Brunel, I was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University, Montreal. I received my DPhil from the University of Oxford, and my BA and MA from the University of Calgary. Since 2007, I have been looking at records declassified records in the UK, USA, and Israel which shed new light on the story of the Palestine Mandate, but also on the previously unknown role of intelligence in countering terrorism & insurgency, and in shaping British policy.


  • 2021–present
    Senior lecturer, Brunel University London
  • 2017–2021
    Lecturer, Brunel University London
  • 2015–2017
    Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University


  • 2014 
    Oxford University, DPhil
  • 2010 
    University of Calgary, MA
  • 2008 
    University of Calgary, BA