I am a historian of modern France, French colonialism, and taxation and currently a Temporary Lecturer in the History of France and the Francophone World at the University of Cambridge. I previously taught at Brown and Columbia.
I obtained my PhD from Columbia University in 2020, where my dissertation was awarded the Clough Prize for the best dissertation in European history. I also hold an MPhil in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge and a dual MA degree in European affairs from LSE and Sciences Po.
My research interests lie at the intersection of the history of empires and colonialism, the history of economic life and political history. I am currently writing a book about the politics of taxation and inequality in the French colonial empire between 1900 and the 1950s in which I strive to account for the deployment of imperial power and unequal integration while preserving autonomous local histories. I also write for a larger audience about the history of international taxation and the afterlives of empire and colonialism.
My work has been published in the Journal of Global History and I am also at work on an article about French colonial firms and tax arbitrage and a review piece on the new political economies of the French empire.
Centre for History and Economics,
Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1223 331197