Nuanced research and analysis of religion, peace and conflict in the Middle East
As a researcher of religion, peace and conflict at in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, I am interested in how these issues affect people’s everyday lives in the Middle East. The region intrigues me as the crossroads of three of the world’s major religions, multiple minority religions, and numerous ways of living within and without religion. I develop theoretically-innovative, empirically-rigorous research projects on relationships among social structures, public ethics, personal worldviews, and power politics.
I work on themes which are relevant to case studies across the Arab world and Israel. In particular, I am committed to debunking the myth that the Middle East can or should be understood primarily through the lenses of violence and religion. I do this through careful, critical, field research with people on the ground in the region. I conduct research with a view to making a difference. Welcome to my site. I look forward to meeting you.