Hi, I’m Jonathan and I’m University Academic Fellow in the History of Race and Empire at the University of Leeds. I research colonial Burma and have taught a host of different courses on the history of colonialism in South and Southeast Asia. I’m particularly interested in the history of crime, medicine and animals. I completed my PhD in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2010, was Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol from 2011-2015, and I’m originally from Grimsby.
On this blog I’ll just be writing little bits about my research, things I’ve read, history, Myanmar, and anything else that I hope might be interesting.