About and Contact

The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference 2013, Liverpool, Britain.
Speaking at ‘The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History’ Conference in 2013, Liverpool.

I am a historian based in the UK, and from September 2018 started work as a Lecturer in Critical History and Politics in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton.   Before this I had taught history for over ten years in higher education, at UCL’s Institute for the Americas, Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) and in the Department of History at the University of York (where I completed my doctorate in History in 2010 and where from 2013-14 I was a Teaching Fellow in Modern History).  I work on twentieth century British imperial history (particularly with relation to the Caribbean), the black presence in imperial Britain, the black experience of the British Empire, and how race and empire impacted more broadly on twentieth-century British identity, politics, society and culture.

My specialist focus of research to date has concerned the life and work of the black Trinidadian Marxist and Pan-Africanist intellectual and activist C.L.R. James (1901-1989) a writer, radical historian and political thinker who made a profound contribution to, among other areas, the making of modern multi-cultural, ‘post-colonial’ Britain.  I am the author / editor of various publications highlighted on this website and am a member of the committee of the Society for Caribbean Studies, and a member of the London Socialist Historians Group and Socialist History Society.

Anyway, thanks for your interest – if you have any questions about my research or work etc please do get in touch using the form below…many thanks.

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