Chris Cooper-Davies



Chris was previously an AHRC funded Doctoral Scholar in history at St John's College, Cambridge and Honorary PhD Scholar at the Woolf Institute. He recently submitted his PhD thesis, titled 'Associational Life, Print Culture and Political Thought in Najaf, 1905 – c.1941', which explored the politics of colonial resistance and Arab and Iraqi nationalism in the Shi'i holy city of Najaf during the late Ottoman and early national period.

He was also a research associate working on the secretariat for the Commission on the Integration of Refugees, an independent commission convened and funded by the Woolf Institute that aims to improve the UK refugee and asylum system. Chris is currently a postgraduate researcher at the University of Oxford.

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