After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Ancient History from the University of Sydney in 1982, Dr Anthony Gorman took a break from study and travelled the world for some years, including two years in the Middle East.
On returning to study he took up a more contemporary focus and graduated with a PhD on modern Egyptian historiography from Macquarie University in Australia. Dr Gorman took up a Greek Postdoctoral Fellowship (IKY) in Athens, Greece, where he gained a Modern Greek language conducted research on the Greeks of modern Egypt, a subject on which he continues to work.
In 2000/01 he taught in the Department of Political Science at the American University in Cairo, and then moved to the Department of History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
From 2003 to 2005 he was an AHRB Research Fellow working on the ‘Cultures of Confinement’ project, an examination of the history of the prison in Asia, Africa and Latin America, also at SOAS.
Since 2006 Dr Gorman has taught in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh.