- Modern Europe; modern France; colonial Algeria; postcolonial studies and world history; history and theory; Orientalism; visual culture; history of photography
I am a historian of colonialism and visual culture, with a specialty in colonial Algeria and an ongoing interest in France and the Mediterranean. Long interested in visual culture, I have collaborated on book publications and museum exhibitions with three art historians. I have published on colonial visual culture, especially postcards, in India, Senegal, Egypt, and Algeria. I studied anthropology as a second discipline and am interested in the anthropology oftourism, as well as museum studies, urban history and colonial urbanism. I have extensive foreign experience, and conducted research in Algeria over a year.
I have taught undergraduate courses on 20th century world history, comparative colonialism in India and Algeria, history and visual culture, and film and history. Graduate courses include history and theory, modern European historiography, postcolonial studies, and 19th-20th century comparative world history.
- B. A. Stanford University
- M.A. University of California, Berkeley
- Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley