Fredrik A. Meiton

Office: History, Horton Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Fredrik Meiton


  • Ph.D., History, New York University
  • M.Phil., Oxford Univ-Eng
  • B.A., Lund University

Research Interests

  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • History of science and technology, especially in colonial settings
  • Middle East

Courses Taught

  • HIST 422: World History in Modern Era
  • HIST 500: Intro to Historical Thinking
  • HIST 600: Oil & Water
  • HIST 695: Independent Study

Selected Publications

Meiton, F. A. (2018). Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press. Retrieved from

Meiton, F. (2016). Electrifying Jaffa: Boundary-Work and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Past & Present, 231(1), 201-236. doi:10.1093/pastj/gtw002

Meiton, F. (2015). The Radiance of the Jewish National Home: Technocapitalism, Electrification, and the Making of Modern Palestine. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 57(04), 975-1006. doi:10.1017/S0010417515000419

Meiton, F. (2015). “Throwing Transjordan into Palestine: Electrification and State
Formation, 1921-1954”. In The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates. Routledge.