ABOUT ME

I joined King’s College London in 2018 as part of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). Prior to this, I was at the University of Exeter, working on an interdisciplinary ESRC project using data analysis, databases, and OCR software. I completed my BA, MA, and PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London under the supervision of the late Professor David Cesarani OBE. Whilst studying for my doctorate I lectured in History at Royal Holloway, winning the College Postgraduate Teaching Prize in 2016 for my innovative teaching methods. I also held a lectureship at Kingston University in Business Information Systems and Quantitative Methods. I am an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I have a wide range of research interests that include:

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  • Immigration and refugee history

  • Second World War internment in the UK

  • Internees deported from the UK to Canada and Australia

  • Second World War internment in the USA

  • Commemoration and the preservation of historical sites

  • Internment camp economies

  • Information management and data analysis

  • Digital research methods

I have spoken and published widely on immigration history and Second World internment in the UK and the USA. I am particularly interested in the individual experiences and the memory of internment. I am currently researching the memory and memorialisation of internment camps, refugee trajectories, and the use of currency in internment camps with particular reference to money created by the Dunera Boys in Australia.

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