Major Field: Modern French History
Adviser: Lloyd Kramer
BA University of Oklahoma
I study twentieth century global francophone history, particularly the interactions between France and its former colonies including Quebec, Algeria, the French Caribbean, and French West Africa. My MA thesis will focus on the francophone anti-colonial left in the 1960s and 70s, researching their intellectual productions and unique social networks from Montreal and Paris to Algiers and Dakar. By proposing to combine post-colonial theory with the social history of ideas, I hope to use a unique approach that better demonstrates the complexity and international solidarity of the anti-colonial left. Moreover, I aim to promote the inclusion of Quebec and the Quebecois separatist movement into historical scholarship of the modern francophone world.