Natasha

Natasha Roth-Rowland


Office Hours: By appointment

Field & Specialties

Israel-Palestine
Jewish History
The Radical Right
Ethnic Conflict
Nationalism

Education

MA, Contemporary History and Politics, Birkbeck, University of London, 2010

BA, Drama and Theater Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2005 

Biography

I am a doctoral student in the history of Israel-Palestine, focusing on the Jewish far-right in Israel-Palestine and the U.S., nationalism (in particular religious nationalism), and intra-Jewish ethnic relations. More broadly, I am interested in issues of ethnic conflict, violence, and the intersections of race, gender, and religion in nationalist and right-wing discourses.

Prior to joining UVA's History PhD program, I spent several years living in Israel-Palestine, working as a translator and breaking news editor for various news outlets, and reporting from the West Bank and Jerusalem. I am a blogger and former associate editor at +972 Magazine, and my work has also been published in the London Review of Books Blog, Haaretz, the Forward, and the Daily Beast. 

I was born in Belgium and brought up in the U.K.

Awards & Honors

Praxis Program Fellowship, 2019-20

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Award, 2019

Roos and Grunfeld Research Award Fund for Israel Studies, 2019

Department of History Summer Funding, 2018

Jewish Studies Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2017-19

Courses Taught

As Graduate Teaching Assistant:

  • History of the Middle East and North Africa 500-1500
  • The Making of the Modern Middle East

Media Appearances

Agos, July 25, 2018 http://www.agos.com.tr/tr/yazi/21019/israil-yahudi-veya-demokrat-formulu... Victoria Derbyshire, BBC2, June 26, 2018 Foreign Policy Magazine, 'Deserted,' February 21, 2014 https://foreignpolicy.com/2014/02/21/deserted/