new books in french studies

DoCkvOYUcAAVY7SNew Books in French Studies is a New Books Network podcast series that I launched in 2013. I am always interested in hearing about recent titles by scholars from all disciplines whose work deals with any aspect of the history, politics, and culture of France and its empire.  All time periods are welcome!

If you’re an author with a new or forthcoming book who might be interested in an interview, or if you’re a listener with a recent title to suggest, please send me an email.

You can download an FAQ sheet for authors here.



A conversation with Thomas Dodman about What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

Listen here.



Kathleen Keller,  Colonial Suspects: Suspicion, Imperial Rule, and Colonial Society in Interwar French West Africa (University of Nebraska Press, 2018).

Stefanos Geroulanos, Transparency in Postwar France: A Critical History of the Present (Stanford University Press, 2017).

Denis Provencher, Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations (Liverpool University Press, 2017).

Danna Agmon, A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion and Scandal in French India (Cornell University Press, 2017).

Patricia Lorcin and Todd Shepard eds., French Mediterraneans: Transnational and Imperial Histories (University of Nebraska Press, 2016).

Ludivine Broch, Ordinary Workers, Vichy, and the Holocaust: French Railwaymen and the Second World War (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Darcie Fontaine, Decolonizing Christianity: Religion and the End of Empire in France and Algeria (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Laura Kalba, Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art (Penn State University Press, 2018).