Dr Michael Joseph appointed Lecturer in Black British History at the University of Cambridge


Congratulations to alumnus Dr Michael Joseph (2011, BA History) who has recently accepted a position as a lecturer in Black British History at the University of Cambridge, becoming the first academic to hold the newly created position in the Cambridge History Faculty.

Michael studied at Pembroke at undergraduate level from 2011-2014, before returning to complete his History DPhil from 2015-2019. This exciting new role at Cambridge, which will commence in October, will follow his tenure as M.G. Brock Junior Research Fellow in History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Michael specialises in the history of the British and French Caribbean, having published articles on gender, the military, and racial thought in the region and is currently working on a comparative study of anti-colonial political thought in the Caribbean circa 1884 to 1939.  His lectureship will expand the Faculty’s teaching and supervision in Caribbean history, Black British history, and the history of the Black diaspora more broadly.

On being appointed to the lectureship, Michael commented; “I’m absolutely thrilled. We’re at such an important moment in the history of Black British history as a field, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to help shape its development at Cambridge.”