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Biography

I began a Lectureship in War Studies (International History) in 2017. Previously, I was Harrington Faculty Fellow at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas, Austin. 

I was a Research Fellow in History at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies. I was a Fox International Fellow at the Whitney and Betty Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies, a Smith Richardson Fellow in International Security Studies, both at Yale University, and an AHRC Fellow at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Nottingham, where I attained a first class BA in History and Politics. I won the University of Cambridge's Member's History Prize for the best M.Phil in Historical Studies, before going on to complete my PhD at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the United States and its relations with the wider world, with an emphasis on the intersection between U.S. and International History, and the interconnection between U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics.

In addition, my research encompasses the political development and foreign relations of Great Britain, the First World War and its international impact, with particular emphasis on the Middle East, and the development of ideas on global governance, human rights, grand strategy and world order.

Publications 

Book

Sharing the Burden: Armenia, Humanitarian Intervention and the Search for an Anglo-American Alliance, 1895-1923 (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Co-written with Brendan Simms, Donald Trump: The Making of a Worldview (Endeavour Press and I.B. Tauris: London, 2017) Available hereRead extract

Articles, Book Chapters, Review Essays

The Invasion of America by an Englishman: E.D. Morel and the Anglo-American Intervention in the Congo in William Mulligan (ed.) The Politics and Culture of Anti-Slavery Movements in Global Perspective (Palgrave, 2013)

Sharing the Burden? The American Solution to the Armenian Question, 1918-1920, in Diplomatic History, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp. 664-94.

The United States and the League of Nations, in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia in American History (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Theodore Roosevelt’s Second Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine in Richard Toye and Martin Thomas (eds.) Rhetorics of Empire (University of Manchester Press, 2017)

Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of the United States to World Power in Chris Dietrich (ed.) A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations, Colonial Era to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017)

(co-written with John Bew) ‘Rediscovering Quiet Diplomacy’ in Fourteen Points for the 21st Century, Jeffrey Engel and Richard Immerman (eds.), (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018

Conservative Internationalism: An Overview,” Orbis, Speical Issue on Conservative Internationalism, Volume 62, Issue, pp. 6-21.