Assistant Professor
202 Ramer History House


  • Ph.D., Modern European History, University of Chicago
  • Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Chicago
  • M.A. Women’s and Gender Studies, Université Paris 8 (France)
  • M.A. English and American Studies, Université Nancy 2 (France)
  • B.A. English and American Studies, Université Nancy 2 (France)

Research Interests:
Modern France and its empire; Atlantic world; modern Europe; cultural and social history; women, gender, and sexuality; race and racism; colonialism and empire; migration.


“The Moving Contours of Colonial Prostitution (Fort-de-France, Martinique, 1940-1947),” Clio. Women, Gender, History 50 no. 2 (2019): 19-36.

“Les Contours mouvants de la prostitution coloniale, Fort-de-France, 1940-1947,” Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire 50 (November 2019).

Special mention from the Association des historiens contemporanéistes de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche for best article in contemporary history written by a junior scholar

“Marie Piquemal, the ‘Colonial Madam’: Brothel Prostitution, Migration, and the Making of Whiteness in Interwar Dakar,” Journal of Women’s History 33, no. 4 (Winter 2021): 118-141.

Best Paper Prize from the Council for European Studies’ Gender and Sexuality Research Network

“White French Women, Colonial Migration, and Sexual Labor Between Metropole and Colony,” in Dagmar Herzog and Chelsea Schields, eds. The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism (New York: Routledge, 2021).

William Shorrock Travel Award, French Colonial Historical Society; Farrar Memorial Award, Society for French Historical Studies; Millstone Research Fellowship, Western Society for French History; Edward T. Gargan Prize, Western Society for French History; William Rainey Harper Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Chicago.