Co-Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Co-Editor, Journal of Women's History
PhD, University of Chicago
Modern France, Immigration, Gender History, Race and Empire
Office: LT 817
My research explores the intersection of race, intimacy, and gendered forms of mobility in the early twentieth-century world. I have written about immigration to and from France, trafficking between Europe and Latin America, and the circulation of women and men both within and beyond France and its empire. I am the author of Reproducing the French Race: Immigration, Intimacy, and Embodiment in the Early Twentieth Century (Duke University Press, 2009), along with several articles on the gender of immigration and colonialism. Currently I work on migration and sex work between France and Latin America. I am co-editor of the Journal of Women's History and an active participant in the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
Recent or current undergraduate courses:
- Sex Trafficking in History
- Race and Racism in Modern Europe
- Gender and Sexuality in Modern Europe
Europe, 1890 to the Present
Recent or current graduate courses:
- Gender and Empire
- History and Intimacy
- Gender History and Feminist Theory
- "Coercion and Choice: The 'Traffic in Women' between France and Argentina in the Early Twentieth Century," forthcoming in French Historical Studies.
- "Economie politique de la sexualité coloniale et raciale au XIXe siècle," (with Christelle Taraud), forthcoming in Sexe et colonies, edited by Nicolas Bancel, Rachel Jean-Baptiste, and Christelle Taraud (Paris: ACHAC, 2017).
- "Women, Gender, Intimacy, and Empire," Journal of Women's History, Vol. 25, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 138-148.
- Reproducing the French Race: Immigration, Intimacy, and Embodiment in the Early Twentieth Century (Duke University Press, 2009)
- “Race-Making and Race-Mixing in the Early Twentieth-Century Immigration Debate,” in Hafid Gafaïti, Patricia Lorcin, and David Troyansky (eds.), Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World (University of Nebraska Press, 2009).
- “Producing Citizens, Reproducing the ‘French Race’: Immigration, Demography, and Pronatalism in Early Twentieth-Century France,” Gender and History, Vol. 13, no. 3 (Fall 2001): 593-621. Reprinted in Kathleen Canning and Sonya O. Rose (eds.), Gender, Citizenship, and Subjectivities (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 2002): pp. 167-95; and Antoinette Burton and Tony Ballantyne (eds.), Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004): 219-33.
- “Intermarriage, Independent Nationality, and the Individual Rights of French Women: The Law of 10 August 1927,” French Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 17, nos. 3 and 4 (Summer/Fall 1999): 52-74. Reprinted in Herrick Chapman and Laura Frader (eds.), Race in France: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Difference (New York: Berghahn Books, 2004): 54-76.
Grants and Fellowships
Jean-Pierre Mileur Faculty Development Grant, 2017
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, 2012
- Harpur College Grant in Support of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work, 2012
- State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
- State of New York/United University Professions Drescher Award, 2005-06
- Binghamton University Dean’s Research Award, 2004
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2003
- Binghamton University Asian and Asian-American Studies Program Curriculum Development Grant, 2002
- American Historical Association Bernadotte E. Schmitt Research Grant, 2000
- National Italian-American Foundation Cornaro Fellowship, 1995
- Social Science Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, 1994-1995
- Chateaubriand French Government Fellow, 1994-1995