Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Lloyd Kramer

Graduate Email: skmiles@live.unc.edu

Education

BA University of Oklahoma
MA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MA Thesis: "Freedom 'en français': The Revolutionary Intellectual and Publication Networks in Quebec, France, and Algeria, 1963-1968”

Research Interests

I study the twentieth-century francophone world, focusing on the role of intellectuals, identity construction, and the left, with particular attention to how these were shaped by transnational exchange. My dissertation examines publication networks and the question of postcolonial commensurability among radical leftists in France, Quebec, Algeria, and the French Caribbean.

Recent Public Engagements

  • Discussant: Yoav Di-Capua’s “No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization”, hosted by Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics

Courses Offered

  • HIST 140: The World Since 1945, Fall 2017, TA
  • HIST 130: Modern Africa, Spring 2018, TA
  • HIST 140: The World Since 1945, Fall 2018, TA