I am Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Warwick. I am also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
I graduated in Political Studies (Sciences Po) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Lyon and in Modern History from the University of Toulouse. A former Lavoisier Research Fellow at the Maison Française d’Oxford, I also studied at the University of California, Berkeley and at Pembroke College, Oxford.
Prior to my arrival at Warwick, I worked as a Junior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Toulouse. I subsequently taught a range of European and World History papers at the University of Oxford. I was also Visiting Lecturer (Maître de conférences) at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham. From 2013 to 2016, I was Marie Curie Fellow at Yale University and Trinity College Dublin.
My teaching and editorial undertakings have similarly been driven by a strong commitment to the comparative study of European societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
My research to date has focused on the comparative history of the First World War and especially on the experience of the French, British, and – to a lesser extent – Belgian populations. I have researched and published on wartime mobilization, the experience of refugees, and pictorial humour.
I am currently writing on the transformations of the belligerent state in the era of the Great War and on the historiography of the First World War. My new research project investigates the reconstruction and demobilization of belligerent societies after the conflict. My teaching and editorial undertakings have similarly been driven by a strong commitment to the comparative study of European societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.