Natasha Roth-Rowland

Office Hours: By appointment

Field & Specialties

Jewish History
The Radical Right
Ethnic Conflict


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

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


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

Jefferson Fellowship, 2020-22

Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship, 2020-21

Honorable Mention, Richard G. Wilson Prize for Excellence in the Study of Buildings, Landscapes, and Places, 2019

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 Victoria Derbyshire, BBC2, June 26, 2018 Foreign Policy Magazine, 'Deserted,' February 21, 2014