I am a historian of modern and contemporary Europe in transnational perspective. That is to say, I seek to understand both large-scale processes, such as migration, colonialism, and international conflicts, as well as how international connections and perspectives can transform our understanding of “national” histories. Most of my research to date has focused on the western Mediterranean – specifically France, Spain, Italy, and their African colonies – but I also have a strong interest in Germany and the German-speaking lands of Central Europe. In particular, I analyze questions of migration, colonialism, the construction of racial and national identities, tourism, and the intersection of business, labor, and social welfare.

I invite you to explore this website to discover more about my background, research, and teaching.

Fields of expertise: Modern and Contemporary Europe, particularly the history of France, Spain, Italy, and their African colonies; the Mediterranean; International Studies; Migration; Colonialism; Business and Labor History; Welfare; Nationalism; Race and Ethnicity; Travel and Tourism; Transnational and Comparative Methodologies