BA, MA, MPhil, PhD in History from the University of Cambridge
AHRC-funded Research Consultant on Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam at the British Museum (c.140,000 visitors)
Research Fellow in History at St. John's College, Cambridge
I have also taught at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Cambridge Muslim College, and the University of Essex
My first book, The British Empire and the Hajj 1865-1956 (Harvard University Press, 2015) was awarded the triennial Trevor Reese Memorial Prize in 2017 by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, for the most 'wide-ranging, innovative and scholarly work in imperial history'
The relationship between British imperialism and Islamic religious practices
Arabia and the greater Middle East during the First World War
Future projects include British imperial policies and the expansion of Islam, British maritime imperialism in the Red Sea, and British military bases in the Middle East.
Imperial, transnational and world history from c.1400, with a particular interest in the history of empires.
My PhD research informed my work as a Research Consultant on the British Museum's major exhibition on the Hajj.
I have delivered seminars on the British Empire and Islam to the Prince's Trust Summer School and Sutton Trust Summer School at Cambridge.
Affiliated Researcher, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge