School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

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Dr Zubin Mistry


Lecturer; Early Medieval European History


Contact information
Address: Room 1M.15, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 3773
Office hours: Semester 2: Mondays 2-4, Tuesdays 4-5, Thursdays 1-2

School Deputy Academic Conduct Officer 

Programme Director for MSc History

Affiliated research centres
Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

I grew up in Wembley, London, so it’s little coincidence that I’m interested in the history of football. Medieval interests came a little later.

I originally studied Classics as an undergraduate before doing an MA in Ancient History. But, for better or for worse, I'm no longer a clean-cut classicist after tip-toeing into the (early) Middle Ages while doing my PhD. Throughout my postgraduate years I worked in a bookshop (and still miss that staff discount). While writing up my PhD I also became one of those people who goes on about how good The Wire is. It's really good. 

From 2012 I spent two years as a teaching fellow at University College London and in 2014 I became a Leverhulme early career research fellow at Queen Mary University of London. I've been at Edinburgh since 2015. 

I'm the Programme Director for the MSc History and welcome any enquiries about postgraduate study. 

I'm a co-ordinator of the new Histories of Gender and Sexuality research group, and also a co-ordinator of the History of Science, Medicine and Technology Research Group (HSMT-Ed)

External appointments

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society