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French culture and thought since the nineteenth century; histories of empire, race, and anti-Semitism; media theory; film studies; political and social theory
My research has generally brought the tools of literary and cultural criticism to bear on the history of ideologies. I have been particularly interested in the novel and its place within the nineteenth century's crescendoing debates about empire and race. My current book project, entitled Frontiers of Hate: Anti-Semitism and Empire in Modern France, examines sites of articulation between late nineteenth-century French anti-Semitism and imperialism.
Biography, Education and Training
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Humanities Fellows Program
Department of French and Italian
Stanford University, 2007-2008
Assistant Professor of French
Department of French and Italian
University of California, Irvine, 2008-2010
Honors, Awards and Grants
Larry Schehr Memorial Award for the best junior faculty essay presented at the 2012 Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (for "Zola, Nietzsche, Marx: Anti-Anti-Semitism and the Politics of Scale")
Malcolm Bowie Prize for the best article in French studies published in 2009 by an early-career scholar, awarded by the Society for French Studies (for "The Jew as Model: Anti-Semitism, Aesthetics, and Epistemology in the Goncourt Brothers' Manette Salomon")
Dean's Scholar, one of ten named by the Graduate Division of the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
Naomi Schor Memorial Award for best graduate student essay presented at the 2004 Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium (for "Unprofitable Returns: Colonialism, Social Critique, and the Specter of the Past in Balzac’s La Cousine Bette")
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship, 2011-12
UC President's Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities, 2011-12
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Fellows Program
Department of French and Italian, Stanford University, 2007-2008
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2007-2008 (declined)
Fulbright US Student Program Grant, Tunisia, 1999-2000
- "Hannah Arendt, the Jews, and the Labor of Superfluity," PMLA 127:4 (2012): 800-08.
- "Balzac's Algeria: Realism and the Colonial," Nineteenth-Century French Studies 40: 1/2 (2011-2012): 35-56.
- "Beyond the Bourse: Zola, Empire, and the Jews,” Romanic Review 102: 3-4 (2011): 485-501.
- "Maupassant and the Limits of the Self," Romanic Review 101: 4 (2010): 781-801.
- "Agent OSS 117: France, Colonial Memory, and the Politics of Parody," Contemporary French Civilization 34: 2 (2010): 1-21.
- "The Jew as Model: Anti-Semitism, Aesthetics, and Epistemology in the Goncourt Brothers' Manette Salomon," Modern Language Notes 124: 4 (2009): 825-47.
- "Cavemen Among Us: Genealogies of Atavism from Zola's La Bête humaine to Chabrol’s Le Boucher," French Studies 62: 1 (2008): 39-52.
Courses TaughtLTFR 152--Colonial Ghosts: French Literature and Imperialism
LTMO 190N--Gangsters and Destiny: French Film Noir
LTFR 152--Doubtful Selves: The Novel and 19th Century France
LIT 101--Postcolonial Theory
LIT 61H--Introduction to Film Analysis: Film Noir