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Freie Universität Berlin / University of Oxford
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colonial history, settler colonialism, port cities, ukraine, black sea, louisiana, mississippi, russian empire, united states, odessa, odesa, new orleans, immigration, diaspora, unfree labour
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About Me

I am a global historian working in the field of comparative settler studies. My research partakes in the wider history of settler colonialism and diaspora studies in the long nineteenth century, by setting New Orleans and Odessa in the context of the wider historiography on colonial port-cities and continental empires. I write on diaspore, migration, and empire, both academically and in more public-facing venues:

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Global History department of Freie Universität Berlin, and also a postdoctoral associate of the University of Oxford, from which I received a doctoral degree in History in 2021.

In addition to my main field of research, I am involved in public engagement with research, individually and in my role as the Research and Development Director for the UK-based social enterprise Uncomfortable Oxford (now Uncomfortable Cities).In complement to these activities, I am also on the steering committee of the ‘Colonial Ports and Global History‘ (CPAGH) interdisciplinary research network, as well as a senior researcher for the EU-funded Institute of Historical Justice and Reconciliation. I have been developing a EU-Funded Contested Histories Toolkit for Critical Tours and its associated video tutorials, with Euroclio and the Memory Studies Association.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, Caribbean, Eastern Europe, England, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Founding Era, Capitalism, Colonialism, Emancipation, Environment, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Pedagogy, Public History, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Urban History