Dr James Kitchen is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was formerly a Lecturer in International History at UCD and was also an ERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the ‘Limits of Demobilization’ project. His research focuses on the demobilization difficulties faced by British imperial forces in Egypt after the First World War and their involvement in the suppression of the Egyptian nationalist revolt in 1919.
He also works more widely on the global dimensions of the First World War and colonial conflict in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His DPhil thesis examined the morale and military identity of British imperial forces serving in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns of 1916-18, and a monograph based on this research was published by Bloomsbury in 2014. He has published articles on the Indian Army in Palestine, crusading rhetoric among British imperial soldiers serving in the Middle East during the First World War, and on the British and French colonial empires after 1918.