Warren Dockter

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Warren Dockter
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Warren Dockter (born 1982) is an author and historian. He was a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and is now a lecturer at Aberystwyth University in International Politics.

Dockter is a member of the council of the British Institute at Ankara.[1]


Warren Dockter is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and gained his PhD at the University of Nottingham.[2] His book Churchill and the Islamic World: Orientalism, Empire and Diplomacy in the Middle East (2015) challenged notions surrounding Winston Churchill's Islamophobia. According to Dockter, Churchill's often quoted criticism of Islam was written during a time of a fundamentalist revolt in Sudan and this statement does not reflect his full views of Islam as a religion, which were "often paradoxical and complex." He could be critical but at times "romanticized" the Islamic world; he exhibited great "respect, understanding and magnanimity."[3][4] Churchill had a fascination of Islam and Islamic civilization.[4] Winston Churchill's future sister-in-law expressed concerns about his fascination by stating, "[p]lease don't become converted to Islam; I have noticed in your disposition a tendency to orientalism." However, Dockter also asserted that Churchill "never seriously considered converting" to Islam.[5][6][7]

Notably, Dockter worked with Boris Johnson as his research assistant for the book the Churchill Factor: How One Man made History.[8]


  • Holt, Andrew; Dockter, Warren (2017), Private secretaries to the prime minister : foreign affairs from Churchill to Thatcher, Routledge studies in modern British history, 20., Abingdon, Oxon, ISBN 1409441806
  • Dockter, Warren (2015), Churchill and the Islamic world : Orientalism, empire and diplomacy in the Middle East, London, ISBN 1780768184
  • Dockter, Warren (2015), Winston Churchill at the Telegraph, Aurum Press, ISBN 1781314527

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