Nat Cutter is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, researching the origins, experiences and influence of British expatriates in the seventeenth-century Maghreb. He is interested in cross-cultural engagement, social networking, media representations, diplomacy, millennialism, evangelicalism and piracy. Nat has published on the image of the Maghreb in British periodical news, and on social life and community among expatriates in Ottoman Tunis and Tripoli. In 2019 he presented the Greg Dening Memorial Lecture at the University of Melbourne. He tweets @NatCutter.