Scholar of modern Middle Eastern history. Currently interested in the politics of ethnicity and religion in the twentieth century Arab world; local, regional, and global iterations of internationalism and international governance; and modern histories of mass violence.
The first collective history of the concept of partition, tracing its emergence in the aftermath of the First World War and locating its genealogy in the politics of twentieth-century empire and decolonization.
STATES OF SEPARATION
Placing the histories of Iraq, Palestine, and Syria within a global context of emerging state systems intent on creating new forms of international authority, States of Separation sheds new light on the emergence of ethnic separatism in the modern Middle East.
MINORITIES AND THE MODERN ARAB WORLD
The first volume to upend the conceptual frame of reference for studying Middle Eastern minority communities in nearly two decades, Minorities and the Modern Arab World represents a major intervention in modern Middle East studies.
COLONIALISM AND CHRISTIANITY IN MANDATE PALESTINE
Drawing on a rich base of British archival materials, Arabic periodicals, and secondary sources, Colonialism and Christianity in Mandate Palestine brings to light the ways in which the British colonial state in Palestine exacerbated sectarianism.
Modernity, Minority, and the Public Sphere: Jews and Christians in the Middle East | ed. S.R. Goldstein-Sabbah and H.L. Murre-van den Berg | Brill | 2016
Cultural Conversions: Unexpected Consequences of Christian Missionary Encounters in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia | ed. Heather Sharkey | Syracuse University Press | 2013
Mashriq & Mahjar | 2014
CHURCH, STATE, AND THE HOLY LAND: BRITISH PROTESTANT APPROACHES TO IMPERIAL POLICY IN PALESTINE, 1917–1948
Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History | 2011
Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations | 2010
Jerusalem Quarterly | 2010
Al-Akhbar (Lebanon), review of States of Separation, October 2017
AHR, review of Colonialism and Christianity, December 2012
CRCL, review of Minorities and the Modern Arab World, June 2017
JPS, review of Colonialism and Christianity, April 2012
The First World War: Global Perspectives
Refugees and Migrants: The Middle East and the World (reading colloquium)
Global History of Oil
Refugees and Migrants: The Middle East and the World (writing colloquium)
The Middle East in the Twentieth Century
Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Modern World