Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent.
The political, economic, religious and social history of the Mediterranean in the late Middle Ages, especially Italy and Spain; attitudes in late medieval Europe to non-Christian religions and peoples
The political economy of long-run economic development; evolution of institutions; the theory and empirics of technological change; economic growth; theoretical and empirical study of wage and income inequality
Philosophy of Religion, History of Modern Philosophy (mainly 17th and 18th centuries), Ethical Theory, Metaphysics
Philology Classics and Ancient History
History of Art;Central America; South America; USA, Canada, Mexico; Eastern Europe; Southern Europe; Western Europe
Syntactic theory; grammatical variation across and within languages; interactions between syntax and other areas of grammar, including morphology, semantics, and sociolinguistics; syntax in cognitive science
Music analysis as theory and practice; semiotic applications in music; West African music
The economics of innovation, organizations and growth: theory, empirics and policy implications
Maritime Studies; Ethnography; Material Culture; Arabic Semantics; Socio-Cultural History
Political geography; place and politics, territory, politics and governance, critical geopolitics; geopolitics of the world economy
The history and politics of the Middle East with special reference to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, gender and state, religious transnational connections, Islamist movements.
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