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Chris Cooper-Davies

Honorary PhD Scholar, Woolf Institute

AHRC PhD Scholar, St John's College, Cambridge


Chris Cooper-Davies is a AHRC Doctoral Scholar in history at St John's College, Cambridge and an Honorary PhD Scholar at the Woolf Institute, having commenced his research in October 2018.

His research explores the social, cultural and political manifestations of sectarian identities in mandatory and monarchical Iraq (1918-1958), looking specifically at how processes of colonialism and state and nation building facilitated the reconfiguration and politicisation of Sunni and Shi'i Iraqi identities.

Before beginning his PhD, Chris received an MA in Middle Eastern History from SOAS (2016) and a BA (Hons.) in history from Queen Mary University of London (2014).

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