Harvard University, AB, PhD
Dr Semmel teaches British history since the 18th century, giving particular attention to political, cultural, and intellectual history. His book Napoleon and the British considers how Napoleon Bonaparte was used in British political argument and political culture. He has published articles on subjects including tourism and radical politics. His current book project examines an early 19th century British woman’s career as a freelance propagandist. At Yale, Dr Semmel teaches Britain’s Empire and Nineteenth-Century Britain.