Writing Projects

Book Project

'Mandatory Development: the Global Politics of Economic Development in the Colonial Middle East'

I am currently at work on a monograph organized around several themes in the history of the French Mandate in Syria-Lebanon: the influence of World War One on the economic and social theorization of colonial rule, the impact of transnational and global diaspora on the politics of colonial economic development, the role of the League of Nations as a platform for the creation of new economic and legal norms in international and imperial politics. Press submission 2018.

Edited Volume

From the League of Nations to the United Nations: New Approaches to International Institutions, with Alanna O'Malley (Routledge, May 2018).

Edited Special Journal Number

I am coordinating and editing a special section titled 'The Global Middle East in the Age of Speed', for Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, currently under review. It emerges from a conference I organised at Birmingham's Institute for Advanced Studies, and reported on for Jadaliyya here.

New Research Interests