About me: the brief version
I work as a writer, sociologist, lecturer and editor.
I am a senior lecturer and course team leader at Leo Baeck College, an associate lecturer at Birkbeck College, and an associate fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research where I run the European Jewish Research Archive
I have reviews, articles and op-ed pieces to publications including The Guardian, New Humanist, Open Democracy, New Statesman and Society, Jewish Chronicle, The Forward, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, Jewish Quarterly, and The Tablet.
I was the 2014-5 guest editor of the Jewish Quarterly
I was the editor from 2013-2015 of the Jewish Journal of Sociology
I have published four books:
(With Ben Gidley) Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today
I’ve also co-edited a number of collections.
I’ve published academic and non-academic articles on a variety of topics, including: Judaism; music scenes; heavy metal; transgression; Israel; communities; dialogue; religion; ethnicity; political discourse; denial.
I am available for freelance writing assignments and for research consultancy. Contact me here.