Laura Sims

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PhD
ljsims@email.unc.edu

Major Field: Modern European History
Other Fields: 
Global History, Women’s and Gender History
Adviser: 
Donald E. Reid

BA Lafayette College, 2007
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
MA Thesis: “Contested Terrain: Harki Collective Memory in France 2003–2008”
PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

Research Interests

My research interests center on collective memory, gender history, and modern France, with a focus on the memory of the Algerian War. My dissertation project explores the ways in which the Harki (Algerian soldiers who fought in the French Army in the Algerian War) and Pied-Noir (descendants of European settlers in Algeria) communities have used the Internet to construct collective memories of this conflict and its aftermath.

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