Dr Michael Joseph

  • College positions:
    College Lecturer in History
  • University positions:
    Assistant Professor of Black British History
  • Subjects: History


BA History (University of Oxford); MSc History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (University of Oxford); DPhil History (University of Oxford)

Research interests

I’m a historian of the Caribbean, Britain, and France. My work to date has largely focused on the Caribbean itself; my current book project is a comparative study of anti-colonial political thought in five islands – Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Martinique, and Guadeloupe – from the 1880s to the 1930s.

Alongside this work, I also have research interests in the history of the Caribbean diaspora in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in Black British and Black European Studies more broadly.

Teaching Interests

I have taught a wide range of papers in modern British, European, Caribbean, and global history, as well as papers on historical theory and methodology.

I would be delighted to hear from undergraduate/postgraduate students interested in writing dissertations on any aspect of Black British history, Black European history, and/or Caribbean history.