Selected Publications

On The Colonial Past in France and Algeria

Lethal Provocation:  The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria (Ithaca, NY:  Cornell University Press, 2019), 308 pp.

“Derek Penslar’s ‘algebra of modernity’:  how should we understand the relation between Zionism and colonialism?” in Ethan B. Katz, Lisa Moses Leff, Maud S. Mandel, eds., Colonialism and the Jews (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017), pp. 301-316.

“‘À chacun son public’: Politique et culture dans l’Algérie des années 1930,”Sociétés & Représentations 38 (2014), pp. 21-51.

“Constantine before the riots of August 1934:  civil status, anti-Semitism, and the politics of assimilation in interwar French Algeria,” The Journal of North African Studies, vol. 17, no. 5 (December, 2012), pp. 839-861.

“Anti-Semitism and the Colonial Situation in Interwar Algeria: the Anti-Jewish Riots in Constantine, August 1934” in Martin Thomas, ed., The French Colonial Mind (Omaha: University of Nebraska Press, 2011), vol. 2, pp. 77-111.

“Antisémitisme et situation coloniale pendant l’entre-deux guerres en Algérie,” Vingtième siècle, no. 108 (October-December, 2010), pp. 3-23.

“Massacres and their Historians:  Recent Histories of State Violence in France and Algeria in the 20th Century,”  French Politics, Culture, & Society, vol. 28, no. 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 106-126.

“Answering Torture’s Apologists:  Recent Work on Torture, Democracy, and French History, French Politics, vol. 6, no. 4 (December 2008), pp. 375-387.

“Understanding the French Riots of 2005:  What historical context for the ‘crise des banlieues‘?,” Francophone Postcolonial Studies 5:2 (Autumn/Winter 2007), pp. 69-100.

“Entering History:  The Memory of Police Violence in Paris, October 1961,” in Patricia Lorcin, ed., Algeria & France:  Identity, Memory, and Nostalgia, 1800-2000 (Syracuse:  Syracuse University Press, 2006), pp. 117-134.

“Intimate Acts and Unspeakable Relations:  Remembering Torture and the War for Algerian Independence,” in Alec G. Hargreaves, ed., Memory, Empire, and Postcolonialism:  Legacies of French Colonialism (Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 2005), pp. 125-141.

“Remembering the Battle of Paris:  17 October 1961 in French and Algerian Memory,”  French Politics, Culture, and Society, vol. 21, no. 3, Fall 2003, pp. 21-50.

Other Selected Publications

The Power of Large Numbers:  Population, Politics and Gender in Nineteenth-Century France (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000), 272 pp.

“The Difficulty of Saying ‘I,'” Journal of European Studies, xxix (1999), 405-416.

Chapter 7, “The transition to peace, 1918-1919,” in Jay Winter and Jean-Louis Robert, eds., Capital Cities at War:  Paris, London, Berlin, 1914-1919 (Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 196-226.  With Jon Lawrence and Jean-Louis Robert.  Contributing author to nine further chapters in the same volume.

“‘A Sudden and Terrible Revelation’:  Motherhood and Infant Mortality in France, 1858-1874,” Journal of Family History21:4 (October, 1996), pp. 419-445.

“‘There are only good mothers…’:  The Ideological Work of Women’s Fertility in France Before World War I,”  French Historical Studies 19:3 (Spring, 1996), pp. 639-672.

“‘The Chaos of Particular Facts’:  Statistics, Medicine, and the Social Body in Early Nineteenth-Century France,”  History of the Human Sciences 7 (August, 1994), pp. 1-27.