• Associate Professor, Department of History, Simon Fraser University, 2009-present


  • PhD in History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, 2002
  • BA in History, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1993


  • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Travel Grant, 2015
  • Cormack Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, SFU, 2014
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, Small Research Grant, 2013-2015
  • Teaching & Learning Development Grant, Institute for the Study of Teaching & Learning in the Disciplines, SFU, 2012-2013


  • ‘“No Hiroshima in Africa”: The Algerian War and the Question of French Nuclear Testing in the Sahara,”’ History of the Present, 9.1 (forthcoming, Spring 2019).
  • “On What Is Wrong with White Mice: Peter Watkins’s Fällan (1975) in Future Revolutions: New Perspectives on Peter Watkins, edited by Wolf Kino (Berlin: Pogobooks Verlag, 2018), 92-99.
  • ‘“Avec l’amour au poing”: Elie Wajeman’s Les Anarchistes (2015), French Fiction and Film for Historians, 7. 4 (March 2017).
  • “Cite Specific: Analyzing Endnotes to Teach Historical Methods,” Perspectives on History: The Newsletter of the American Historical Association (December 2016).
  • “Malle e/on mai: Louis Malle’s Takes on May 68” in May 68: Rethinking France’s Last Revolution, edited by Julian Jackson, Anne-Louise Milne and James Williams (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 325-339.
  • Future Tense: The Culture of Anticipation in France Between the World Wars (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009).
  • “Fortress France: Protecting the Nation and Its Bodies,” in Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, 33.3 (October 2007): 475-504
  • “If the Revolution Had Been Televised: The Productive Anachronisms of Peter Watkins’s La Commune (Paris, 1871),” Rethinking History, 10.4 (2006): 553-571.
  • “Graphology and the Science of Individual Identity in Modern France,” in Configurations, 4.1: 1-31. “Reconstructions: Prosthetics and the Rehabilitation of the Male Body in World War I France,” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 7.3 (1995): 109-140.


  • Club Atomique: The French Bomb in Culture and Empire, 1945-1966 (book manuscript)
  • Au service de la France: Nostalgia & the “Events” of 1960 on Contemporary French Television” (article manuscript)
  • “Test Photograph: Seeing Nuclear Atrocity in Algeria since 1960” (article manuscript)


  • Club Atomique: Admission, Exclusion, and the “French Bomb” of 1960,’ Modern Language Association, Chicago (January 2019).
  • “Bodies of Evidence: Imaging French Nuclear Testing in the Sahara, 1960-1966,” Society for French Historical Studies, Pittsburgh, PA (March 2018).
  • Roundtable Organizer and Presenter, “French Historians in the Here and Now: Engaging the Contemporary in and beyond Our Classrooms,” Western Society for French History, Reno, NV (November 2017).
  • “On Past-Present Thinking,” Invited Keynote Speaker, British Columbia Social Studies Teachers’ Association Conference, Vancouver (October 2017).
  • Au service de la France: Nostalgia & the “Events” of 1960 on Contemporary French TV,’ Society for French Historical Studies, Washington, DC (April 2017).
  • “Everyone Hates Marineland: A History Of French Fascisms, 1789-2017,” Spectres of Fascism Free School, Institute for the Humanities, SFU (April 2017).


Associate Faculty, School of International Studies, SFU
Podcast Host, New Books in French Studies
Member, American Historical Association
Member, Society for French Historical Studies
Member, Western Society for French History