Samir is researching the political history of law-making in the late Ottoman Empire, Syria and Jordan between about 1860 and 1978. He is surveying the attitudes of political agents toward reform legislation, and the ways in which politics influenced the preparation and adoption of such legislation in the face of crisis and change.
Samir earned his BA in politics from the University of Windsor (2014). He then took his LLB degree at the University of Surrey (2017), and his MPhil in modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Cambridge (2020). Samir is reading for a PhD at King’s College, Cambridge.