I am a cultural and intellectual historian of the Modern Middle East. I am currently a Research Associate at the History Faculty, working on the 'First World War and Global Religions’ project. My postdoctoral research examines the anticolonial insurrectionary movements in Egypt and Iraq between 1919-1920. It builds on my doctoral thesis, ‘The Rule of Strangers’, which examined political ideas, as well as the very emergence of politics as an autonomous category, in Egypt between 1869 and 1914. My other areas of research interest include: how the property endowed to God (waqf) was managed by the colonial and postcolonial state; the limits of pan-Islamism as a political project; and Muslim sovereignty and kingship, before, after and during the Ottoman defeat in the First World War.