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Curriculum Vitae


MA Stanford University, 1975
PhD Stanford University, 1981

Research Interests

Donald Reid is an historian of modern France. He is a labor historian, but works on the “long 1968” as an intellectual, social and political phenomenon and on the history of collective memory in modern France as well.

Some Notable Publications

  • Opening the Gates: The Lip Affair, 1968-1981 (London: Verso Books, 2018).
  • Paris Sewers and Sewermen: Realities and Representations (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991). Translated as Égouts et égoutiers de Paris: Réalités et représentations trans. Hélène Chuquet. Preface by Michelle Perrot (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014).
  • “The Red and the Black: Marie-Noëlle Thibault and the Novels of Dominique Manotti,” French Cultural Studies 26:3 (August 2015): 1-12.
  • “Le grand récit des établis (et ses multiples entrées),” Les Temps modernes 684-685 (July-October 2015): 34-53.
  • “Daniel Anselme: On Leave with the Unknown Famous,” South Central Review 32:2 (Summer 2015): 109-30.
  • Germaine Tillion, Lucie Aubrac, and the Politics of Memories of the French Resistance (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007); paperback with additions (2008).
  • Graduate Students

  • Quinn Shepherd
  • Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

    For current information about course offerings, click here.

    • HIST 140—The World Since 1945
    • History 256—France Since 1940
    • HIST 398—Undergraduate Seminar in History: A Change is Gonna Come: Ideologies and Practices of Liberation in the 1968 Years
    • HIST 776—Modern France
    • HIST 905—Dissertation Design