research & writing

fresh words

Forthcoming: “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)

“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.

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

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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

The “French Bomb” in Culture and Empire, 1945-1962
-book project

“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 2022).

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

“Regarding the Pain of Algerians: Nuclear-Imperial Photography, Atrocity, and Memory in Algeria, 1960-66”
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in progress

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

The Peaceful Uses of Outerspace
-scholarly research, writing & visual art project

upcoming presentations

“L’Enfer” is other people’s pearl-clutching over Stromae,” The Association for the Arts of the Present 13, Los Angeles, CA, September 2022

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