Hi, I’m Jonathan and I’m Associate Professor of History at the University of Durham. I research colonial Myanmar 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 Associate Professor of Southeast Asian History at the University of Leeds before joining Durham in 2020. 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.