James works alongside Maria Löfstedt to build and maintain CMES' profile within Lund, Sweden, and internationally. James assists with maintaining the website, managing public lectures and seminars, and organising the Graduate Student Conference 2019. He is LUCRIS editor at CMES and offers user support to CMES researchers.
With a BA in History, James recently defended his MA thesis "Imagining a Revolutionary Iran: National Narratives in the Revolutionary Discourses of the Mojahedin-e Khalq". His research interests include Iranian history, the political economy of oil, nationalism, and the uses of history in political discourse.