Personal profile


I studied law at the University of Essex, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Michigan where I obtained a doctoral degree (S.J.D.). I taught international law at the Hebrew University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Helsinki and Leipzig University. Before joining Roehampton Law School, I worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, in diplomatic service, and in policy thinktanks.

Research interests

I am a historian of international law— the laws of law in particular—and my research explores historical intersections of theory, ideas, power, culture, and race. My current work involves law and colonial war—with a special focus on the South African war of 1899-1902. I am also interested in the meeting points between the history of international law and modern Jewish history. Recently, I started a new project on corporal punishment that explores the nexus between the human body, law, and political authority—in particular in imperial contexts.  

I am happy to supervise doctoral students interested in international law and human rights, history, war, empire, and race.

Research projects

The Law and Customs of Colonial War: History, Theory, Critique 

Funded by a Southlands Methodist Trust grant, and in partnership with Jochen von Bernstorff (Tubingen University), this project begun as a February 2023 author workshop held at Roehampton and The National Archives, Kew. We are now preparing an edited volume on the law governing colonial wars.


Corpus Politicum: Political Authority and the Human Body  

This multidisciplinary project forms a new partnership around a research agenda that examines the human body as a site where political authority is exercised and marked. To these ends, a December 2023 international workshop was held at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, supported by a Capacity-Building/Seed Funding Grant (‘Corpus Politicum: Body Politics Through History’). Research into several episodes of judicial floggings is under way.


Nathan Feinberg and His Contemporaries: Jewish International Lawyers and the Sovereign Condition  

Funded by an Israel Science Foundation Grant, 2019—2022 (PI:
Yfaat Weiss, Hebrew University/Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture—Simon Dubnow, Leipzig), this  project explored the professional habitus and ideological worldview of Jewish international lawyers in the 20th century. In addition to several journal articles already published, I am now preparing a monograph on Nathan Feinberg, the first international law professor and first dean of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Professional affiliations

Associate Researcher at the Leibnitz Institute for Jewish History and Culture—Simon Dubnow, Leipzig


I taught a wide scope of international law courses at the Hebrew University Law Faculty, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Helsinki and Leipzig University. At Roehampton Law, I teach Public Law and Human Rights; Law & Legal Research; Public Law and Human Rights.  

Consultancy work

To governmental departments, humanitarian organisations, and thinktanks—in particular in the context of the Mideast peace process and conflict and humanitarian law and action 


S.J.D. University of Michigan Law School, 2011

LL.M. University of Michigan Law School, 2009

LL.M. magna cum laude, Hebrew University, 2001

LL.B. University of Essex, 1993

External positions

Associate Researcher , Leibnitz Institute for Jewish History and Culture—Simon Dubnow, Leipzig

1 Jul 2017 → …


  • KZ Law of Nations
  • International law
  • history
  • theory
  • culture
  • organisations
  • D204 Modern History
  • global history
  • war
  • empire
  • colonialism
  • legal history
  • diplomatic history
  • Jewish history
  • JX International law
  • history
  • theory
  • culture
  • laws of war
  • institutions
  • courts and tribunals
  • genocide
  • human rights
  • refugee law
  • race
  • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
  • empire
  • race
  • colonialism
  • law
  • history

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