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Elisa Camiscioli

Associate Professor



Elisa Camiscioli is Associate Professor of History and Co-Editor of the Journal of Women’s History. She writes about immigration to and from France, trafficking between Europe and Latin America, and race and sexual politics in modern France and its empire.

She is the author of Reproducing the French Race: Immigration, Intimacy, and Embodiment in the Early Twentieth Century (Duke University Press, 2009). Her current research explores the links between trafficking and migration in the modern French Atlantic world and has been supported, most recently, by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Excerpts from her recent work appear on the UK-based digital humanities project Trafficking Past: Exploring Sex, Work, and Migration in Modern History (https://traffickingpast.uk/).

Camiscioli is passionate about international collaboration and serves on research, teaching, and granting committees in France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. She received a PhD in History from the University of Chicago and a BA with honors in History and French Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • PhD, MA, University of Chicago
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

  • Modern France
  • Immigration
  • Gender History
  • Sexual Labor

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae