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)
Associate Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London
Guest Lecturer, Cambridge Muslim College
Research Fellow in History at St. John's College, Cambridge
The relationship between British imperialism and Islamic religious practices
Arabia and the greater Middle East during the First World War
The Red Sea, its surrounding littorals and this area's links with Britain since c.1850
Future projects include the impact of the First World War on Arabia, the history of Perim (Mayyun) island at the foot of the Red Sea, British imperial policies and the expansion of Islam, the reception of the Ottoman call to jihad in 1914, and British converts to Islam and imperial state authorities.
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.