Dr. James Noyes
James is from Norfolk, in the East of England. He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he was both an undergraduate and doctoral student at Christ’s College. Following his PhD, James taught at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in France. He is a Research Associate at University College London and a Fellow of the London think tank ResPublica.
In addition to his academic profile, Dr. Noyes acts as an analyst and advisor on a range of policy issues, providing strategic research and consultancy to clients in both the public and private sectors. He has presented his research at ministerial level.
Dr. Noyes works on the relationship between politics, culture and society, particularly in the UK, France, USA and the Middle East. He looks at how global trends affect local cultures and ideologies, at how institutions shape social cohesion and civic society, and how governments and markets respond to complex patterns of collective and individual behaviour.
Dr. Noyes applies his academic background to practical questions facing organisations and policy makers today. He has provided research and consultancy for universities, government departments, think tanks and market research companies.
James Noyes is the author of the first major book dedicated to a question which has dominated front page headlines over recent months: the destruction of cultural heritage during times of conflict.
Covering the connections between political systems, social conflict and religious fundamentalism, the book has been described by reviewers as “impressive”, a “fearless narrative”, and by the Times Literary Supplement as “making a crucial contribution to the body of recent landmark publications in the field”.
James is regularly invited to speak about ideological conflict and the destruction of cultural heritage at expert panels and conferences. His ideas have also appeared in media outlets across the world, from BBC Radio 4 and Sky News in the UK to Vox and American Conservative in the USA and European broadsheets like Tages Anzeiger and Svenska Dagbladet.