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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

  • “Didier Daeninckx: Raconteur of History,” South Central Review 27:1–2 (Spring–Summer 2010): 39–60
  • Germaine Tillion, Lucie Aubrac, and the Politics of Memories of the French Resistance (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007); paperback with additions (2008)
  • “Inciting Readings and Reading Cites: Visits to Marx’s The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” Modern Intellectual History 4 (2007): 545–70
  • “Pursuing the Communist Syndrome: Opening the Black Book of the New Anti-Communism in France,” International History Review 27 (June 2005): 295–318
  • “Pierre Goldman: From Souvenirs obscurs to Lieu de mémoire,” French Politics, Culture & Society 26:2 (Summer 2008): 51–77

Courses Offered

  • 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