Josh is a PhD candidate in Political Science, specializing in the Middle East, 20th century colonial and post-colonial history, comparative politics, and international relations with a focus on civil and interstate conflict and regional security coordination.
In the past, Josh’s work has focused on intra-state conflict, especially national-sub-national and identity conflict. Josh studied tribe-state conflict in South Sinai during his Master’s work, examining the development of a tribal identity in opposition to Egyptian development policies.
Josh’s current research dovetails with his interest in Middle Eastern colonial state-building and anti-colonial violence. His dissertation examines British civil-military coordination and conflict in response to Arab and Jewish rebellions against British rule in Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s.