Dr Benjamin Thomas White teaches history at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he is also a member of the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum, and Migration Network (GRAMNet). He is the 2017 Visiting Fellow at the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, University of Melbourne. A Middle East historian by background, he now teaches the history of refugees in the world since the late nineteenth century, and is doing research on the global history of the refugee camp.
Dr White’s first book, The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: the Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2011. His article Refugees and the definition of Syria, 1920-1939 was published by Past and Present in May 2017.