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 work to date has mainly focused on the European and global history of the First World War and on the urban experience of modern warfare. I have published articles and book chapters on the comparative urban history of the First World War, on refugeedom during the conflict, and on humour in wartime. My most recent publications have investigated the historiography and global history of the First World War and the transformations of the belligerent state during the conflict. I am now writing on the urban reconstruction of interwar Europe and I am developing a new project on urban disasters and recovery in the era of the Great War (1906-1939). 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.