Dr Arthur Asseraf

BA, MA, MSc, DPhil
Quondam Fellow since 2019

My research spans French, Middle Eastern and global history. I am particularly interested in how people come to know and think about situations far removed from their own. As part of this, I am currently completing a DPhil on the history of international news in colonial Algeria. I have also launched a larger collaborative project on 'The Politics of Colonial Comparison' to understand how colonial empires compared themselves to each other. Beyond modern North Africa and France, I am interested in theories of settler colonialism, and more broadly in the relationship between social segregation and empathy.