Speicher JR

Assistant Professor
Department of History


Brief Biography

Joining The American University in Cairo in 2016, professor Speicher previously taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology and the University of Mississippi. He Holds a BA in History from the University of Florida, an MA in History from the University of Mississippi, and a PhD in Modern European History from the University of Mississippi. His dissertation, “The Fearful State of England: The Amalgamation of Fin-de-Siècle Anxieties and Anarchist Outrages in the Public Deconstruction of the Liberal State, 1892-1911,” is currently being revised into a monograph for publication. His research focuses on radical political movements, the rise of the modern paternalistic state, and the rise of modern terrorism. He has published academic work on terrorism in the United Kingdom, and has delivered numerous talks in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Institute for Historical Research at University College, London, and was formerly a member of the Making Publics (MaPs) project at McGill University. Speicher was formerly on the executive board of the Northeast Conference on British Studies as well as a guest member of Harvard’s Center for European Studies Consortium. He currently has an article on anarchism and the language of disease under consideration.