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”
I study intellectual history, the Left, and print and reading culture in the twentieth-century francophone world. My research has focused on the role of intellectuals, post-colonial identity construction, and Marxism and the revolutionary left in the context of transnational political and cultural exchange.
My dissertation examines publication networks that connected radical leftists in France, Quebec and Algeria between 1962 and 1979. Using published media, oral histories, and archival sources from five countries, I show how print media became a site of community development and allowed publishers, authors, and readers to build solidarity. My dissertation demonstrates how print culture transformed ideas about race, language, and decolonization, shaping Marxist theory from the periphery.
Some Notable Publications"Le ciment qui unira […] les peuples’: la Révolution tranquille et la conception transnationale de la réforme agraire au Québec,” in Révolution tranquille l’ici et l’ailleurs, edited by Stéphane Savard and Jean-Philippe Carlos. Montréal : Septentrion, 2024.
“Selling Revolution: Advertisements, Marketing, and Network-Building amongst the Radical Left Press in 1970s France,” French Politics, Culture, and Society (Accepted, Forthcoming).
“To Cross the Ocean: René Depestre, anticolonial writing, and global francophone radicalism,” Journal of Caribbean History 51, no. 1 (Summer 2020): 55-81.
Recent Public Engagements"“’Il y a des livres qui liberent’: Albert Memmi and Revolutionary Anticolonialism in Parti Pris,” Western Society for French History, November 3-6, 2022.(Winner of the Edward T. Gargan Prize)
“Roundtable: Decolonization at the Margins of Empire,” Society for French Historical Studies, March 24-26, 2022.
“Writing a New Algeria: Militant Publishing, Government Censorship and Franco-Algerian Collaboration during and after the Algerian War,” Questioning the Archives of Algerian Independence, University of Virginia, March 24-25, 2022.
“L’extrême gauche durant la Révolution tranquille,” Mini-série – Les Révolutions tranquilles au Québec et au Canada, CRIDAQ
“Violence, Memory, and the October Crisis,” UNC Digital History Lab, The Lens Podcast (Episode 9)."
“The Merchant of Revolution,” The French History Podcast Guest Episode, September 28, 2019.
Courses OfferedHIST 130: Modern Africa
HIST 140: The World Since 1945
HIST 159: Twentieth Century Europe
HIST 203: Culture and Empire in the Modern World
HIST 207: The Global Cold War
HIST 278: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade