research & writing

curriculum vitae

fresh words

“Poptivism on the Cold War’s Edge: Breakthrough/Rainbow Warriors and the ‘1989’ Sound,” in Reading the New Global Order: Textual Transformations of 1989, eds. Kirrily Freeman and John Munro (London: Bloomsbury, 2022), 183-202.

“Radiation Affects: Three Novels about French Nuclear Imperialism in Algeria” for Fiction and Film for Scholars of France, 11.2 (January 2021).

“Zoom Can’t Kill the Radio Stars” for French History Network blog, 23 June 2020.

“How to build a scholarly community without leaving your apartment!” for Journal of the History of Ideas blog, 27 January 2020.

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“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.


“Cite Specific: Using Endnotes to Teach Historical Methods,” Perspectives: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association (December 2016).



Review of Nic Maclellan, Grappling with the Bomb: Britain’s Pacific H-Bomb Tests (Australian National University Press, 2017) in Canadian Journal of History, vol. 53, no. 3 (Winter 2018): 610-612.


Review of Andrew Tompkins, Better Active Than Radioactive! Antinuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany (Oxford University Press, 2016) in H-France Review, vol. 18, no. 4 (March 2018).

in the works

“‘You don’t screw with the Sahara’: African Dust and the Return of the French Nuclear-Imperial Repressed,” for a special issue of Apocalyptica: The Journal of Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (forthcoming 2023).

“The Commune in Full Play: Three 1871s for the Twenty-First Century,” an essay for Phantasms of the Red Republic: The Paris Commune in Popular Culture, eds. Eric D. Smith and Phillip E. Wegner (under contract with Brill; publication expected 2022).

“The Atomic Republic: Nuclear France Since 1958” an essay for The Handbook of French History (under contract with Routledge; publication expected 2023).

“Au service de la France: Nostalgia, Humour, and Postwar Reenactment on Contemporary French Television
-article in progress

“Regarding the Pain of Algerians: Nuclear-Imperial Photography, Atrocity, and Memory in Algeria, 1960-1966”
in progress

Digitizing WWII
-a French World War II & Liberation-era poster digitization project with the SFU Library

recent & upcoming presentations

“Double Exposure: Seeing the Victims of of France’s Nuclear Detonations in Algeria,” French Colonial Historical Society, Martinique, May 2023.

“‘L’Enfer’ is Other People: Stromae’s Return in the Era of COVID-19,” Bowdoin College, February 2023

“‘You don’t screw with the Sahara’: African Dust and the Return of the French Nuclear-Imperial Repressed,” Africa Research Workshop, Stanford University, January 2023

“Retombées amoureuses: Nuclear Fiction and Feeling in France and Empire, 1960-2022,” Western Society for French History, Victoria, BC, November 2022