Current Projects

I have a few writing projects on the go. Some are academic histories, some are more popular works for a general reader. For my work with the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, click here.

 
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Lightning Through the Clouds

The first book-length biography of this major figure in the history of the modern Middle East. 

For more information about 'Izz al-Din al-Qassam and my work on him, see these previous works.

 
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A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism

I'm in the process of completing a book review essay of Eat Me: A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism by Bill Schutt and The best land under heaven: the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis, that also covers the history of cannibalism and cannibalism-scares through the lens of empire. 

 
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A Tale of Three Funerals: The Cemetery at Balad al-Shaykh

An article that describes the history of the Balad al-Shaykh (Nesher) cemetery outside Haifa. I highlight in this piece the contentious nature of burials during the Mandate period, focusing on three funerals in particular. Then I jump ahead to discuss the current state of the cemetery, the ongoing legal dispute surrounding its future, and the nature of collective memory and the Israeli legal system. 

 
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The Nahalal Murders and the Birth of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

My second book-length project, this is a historical account of the 1932 Nahalal murders in northern Palestine and their impact on the development of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Based on extensive archival research in Israel and England.