Michael Joseph Appointed University Lecturer in Black British History

Mike Joseph

The Faculty of History is excited to announce that Dr Michael Joseph, currently M.G. Brock Junior Research Fellow in History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, has accepted a University Lectureship in Black British History.

Dr Joseph is a historian of the British and French Caribbean with a BA in History, MSc in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, and DPhil/PhD in History from the University of Oxford. He has published articles on gender, the military, and racial thought in the Caribbean and is currently working on a comparative study of anti-colonial political thought in the region circa 1884 to 1939.  

‘The Faculty is thrilled to welcome Mike Joseph as its first University Lecturer in Black British History,’ reported Professor Alex Walsham, Chair of the Faculty. ‘His appointment advances our commitment to renewing and broadening our curriculum and to widening participation in our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Colleagues and students alike greatly look forward to working with him in the coming years.’

Dr Joseph’s appointment comes at an opportune time, just as the new History Tripos is set to launch. He will expand the Faculty’s teaching and supervision in Caribbean history, Black British history, and the history of the Black diaspora more broadly.

‘This is such an exciting time to be joining Cambridge,’ Dr Joseph said, ‘I’m conscious of the hard work which has gone into making this post a reality, and I’m looking forward to working with students, colleagues, and the wider community beyond the university to continue building Black British history here. I can't wait to get started!’


His appointment will begin in October 2021