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O'Halloran, Erin

Graduate Student, History


Erin is about to defend her DPhil thesis, ‘Cairo between Worlds: Britain, India, and the Middle East, 1935-1942’. The project connects the history of interwar Cairo as an Egyptian and British imperial city to broader narratives about empire, nationalism, and decolonisation in the Middle East and South Asia. It seeks to explain the emergence of different kinds of relationships between Britain, India, and the Arab East during the later 1930s, and account for their transformation amidst the crisis of war. Before coming to Oxford, Erin lived in Beirut from 2009 to 2014, where she worked in political analysis and communications at Al-Monitor, the Carnegie Middle East Center, and UN-ESCWA. She holds a Joint Hons. BSc in International Relations & History from the London School of Economics, and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the American University of Beirut. Erin's research interests include the twentieth century history of the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia, focusing on connections between these parts of the world within imperial, internationalist, and postcolonial frameworks. She is also interested in the role of ancient history, mythology, religion, and archaeology in modern projects of Empire and nation-state formation, particularly in the Levant.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
19th-21st Centuries   
World History   
Transnationalism   
South Asian Studies   
Nationalism   
Mediterranean Studies   
Colonialism   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Egypt   
India   
Lebanon   
The Levant   
Indian Ocean Region   
Palestine   
Pakistan   
SPECIALTIES
Interwar History   
Arab-Indian interaction   
Empire & anti-colonial internationalism   
LANGUAGES
French (Fluent)   
Arabic (Intermediate)   
Italian (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
MA (Hons)2011CAMESAmerican University of Beirut
BSc2009International HistoryLondon School of Economics
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Erin O'Halloran






St Antony's College
62 Woodstock Rd
Oxford
OX2 6JF
United Kingdom

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