Office Hours: By appointment
Field & Specialties
The Radical Right
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
As Graduate Teaching Assistant:
- History of the Middle East and North Africa 500-1500
- The Making of the Modern Middle East
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/
Internet and Popular Press Publications
Author page at +972 Magazine: https://972mag.com/author/natashar/ Author page at London Review of Books Blog: https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/author/natasha-roth/