Bio & CV

I trained as a modern intellectual historian and social scientist at the University of Oxford (DPhil History, Lincoln College) and the Hebrew University (BA History and MA European Studies). I have published widely on nineteenth and twentieth century Europe, focusing on the intellectual and diplomatic relations between Britain and Central Europe in nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Following my DPhil, I was awarded a joint postdoctoral fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2015-2017) and a second postdoctoral fellowship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, working on the modern history of migration and borders at the Humphrey Institute for Social Research(2017-2019). I then received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship  at the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters (BGU) where I have started a new project in genocide studies and the history of humanitarianism.

In my recent book, Race, Nation, History: Anglo-German Thought in the Victorian Era (Penn: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), explains how historical periodization converged with racial and national/cultural themes in shaping the perceptions of English academics and German scholars who immigrated to Britain. To date, my publications have focused on the development of racial, national, and political views in modern Britain and central Europe. These include peer-reviewed articles on the perception of historical migrations and the relations between history and ethnology in the writings of Robert Gordon Latham (History of European Ideas, 2021); the unique and radical racial periodization of E.A. Freeman (Modern Intellectual History, 2017), the early historical readings and writings (1870s) of the famous economist Alfred Marshal (Global Intellectual History, 2017) and the treatment of the Armenian Question in British discourse around the turn-of-the-century (Journal of Levantine Studies, 2015; Études arméniennes contemporaines, 2018).