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Modern and Contemporary European history, particularly France, Spain, Italy, and their African colonies; the Mediterranean; Migration; Colonialism; Business and Labor History; Welfare; Nationalism; Race and Ethnicity; Travel and Tourism; Transnational and Comparative Methodologies
PhD University of Chicago (2014)
MA University of Chicago (2008)
BSFS Georgetown University (2005)
I am a historian of modern and contemporary Europe in transnational perspective. That is to say, I seek to understand both large-scale processes, such as migration, colonialism, and international conflicts, as well as how international connections and perspectives can transform our understanding of "national" histories. Most of my research to date has focused on the western Mediterranean – specifically France, Spain, Italy, and their African colonies – but I also have a strong interest in Germany and the German-speaking lands of Central Europe. I analyze in particular questions of migration, colonialism, the construction of racial and national identities, tourism, and the intersection of business, labor, and social welfare.
"From the Mediterranean to Europe: Migrants, the World of Work, and the Transformation of the French Mediterranean, 1945-1974." PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2014.
"Making 'Mediterranean Migrants': Geopolitical Transitions, Migratory Policy, and French Conceptions of the Mediterranean in the 20th Century," Cahiers de la Méditerranée, no. 89 (December 2014): 181-194.
HIST 1400 Controversies: Historical Debates and Practice (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)
HIST 3121 The World at War, 1914-1945 (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016)
HIST 4027/5027 Enlightenment and Revolution: A Long 18th Century? (Fall 2015)
HIST 6931 Migration: Mobility and Dislocation (Spring 2016)