Licence, Université Lyon III-Jean Moulin; MA Université Lyon III and Université de Montréal; Ph.D. Histoire et Civilisations, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris).
I research and teach the global history of empires. I am interested in the political and legal history of colonisation; the imperial experiences of colonised peoples; and the dynamics of cross-cultural encounters -- these are all issues that have an impact upon contemporary problems. My current research reassesses the legal and political worlds in which European and non-European societies interacted and challenges recent evaluations of the history of international law. I am examining, more particularly, the ways in which diplomatic negotiations between European and non-European polities were a matrix for a hybrid law of nations.
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 2015-2019. Topic: The engagement of colonised peoples with empire (Algeria, 1830-1962)
Future Fellowship, Australian Research Council, 2011-2015. Topic: Indigenous land claims in historical context
Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2008. Topic: Assimilation and Empire
Member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts (2019-2021)
Member of the European Science Foundation (ESF) College of Expert Reviewers (2019-2021)
External Reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Assessor for the European Research Council
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