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Simon Jackson

Lecturer
University of Birmingham History Department

I am an historian of colonial empire with a special focus on the Middle East and the Mediterranean in the twentieth century. I work on the discourse and politics of economic development in the French League of Nations Mandate in Syria and Lebanon, on the history of Fordism in the post-Ottoman Middle East, and on the global history of colonial commodities and natural resources.

Subjects: History

Biography


I study France and its colonial empire in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

I work on the discourse and politics of economic development in the French League of Nations Mandate in Syria and Lebanon, on the history of Fordism in the post-Ottoman Middle East, and on the global history of colonial commodities and natural resources.

I have designed and taught numerous classes at the University of Birmingham, Sciences-Po, the Sorbonne, and the European University Institute, focused on French colonial history, modern France, the Middle East, historical social theory and world history.

I am an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Birmingham, where I also direct the Centre for Modern & Contemporary History. In 2014-17 I will hold a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. I earned a B.A. in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in History from NYU. I have also held Max Weber and Jean Monnet Post-Doctoral Fellowships in History at the European University Institute in Florence.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Modern French and comparative colonial history; the Modern Middle East and the French Mandate in Syria and Lebanon; the Cultural History of Political Economy; the Environmental History of the Colonial Mediterranean; Modern European and French political, social and intellectual history; Arab-American Diaspora; the Global History of International Development and International Institutions.

Personal Interests

    History, Politics, Culture.

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Simon Jackson Research Focus

Published: Jul 20, 2018

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