School of History

Dr Mira Siegelberg


Lecturer in History and Law

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8367


I completed my B.A at Columbia University and my MA and PhD in international history at Harvard University. During my PhD I was a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and a research fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University. In 2014- 2016 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows


Research Interests:

My research focuses on transatlantic intellectual history and the history of legal and political thought. I’m especially interested in the history of international and global order, and in the concepts, norms, and institutions relating to law and politics at these scales.  In my forthcoming book, Statelessness: A Modern History (with Harvard University Press) I trace the history of statelessness from the nineteenth century to the present day. The book considers how theories of rights, sovereignty, international legal order, and cosmopolitan justice developed in response to the proliferation of people outside the boundaries of international political order.