Beyond the university

As you can see from my research pages, my interests cut across the broad fields of history, religion, postcolonial theory, gender studies, politics and current affairs – especially in relation to the Middle East, the so-called ‘war on terror’ and its aftermath/successors, the historical and contemporary role of the West in the Middle East, ‘religious involvement’ in contemporary society and politics, and related matters.  My perspectives are informed by my involvement as an Associate and Director of the think-tank Ekklesia and my membership of the Iona Community.

I write and speak on these issues (in English und auf Deutsch!) in various contexts – please contact me if you think I might be able to offer a useful contribution to a publication or an event that you are organising.