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Historian

I study the colonial history of cannabis in France during the 19th and 20th centuries. My first book Taming Cannabis: Drugs and Empire in 19th century France  examines the largely untold story of France's first foray into medical marijuana during the 1800s and the ways in which France's imperial ventures in North Africa shaped French perceptions of the drug both then and now. It is forthcoming in the spring of 2020 on McGill-Queen's University Press. I have also published peer-review articles on the histories of modern France and Germany in Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, Méthod(e)s, and Concept. Links to my recent publications are accessible below:

Taming Cannabis: Drugs and Empire in Nineteenth-Century France (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020).


“Fractured Legacy: Historicizing the Biographies of Frantz Fanon,” Méthod(e)s African Review of Social Science Methodologies 2:1-2 (2017): 72-92.

“Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy and the Myth of the Hachichins: Orientalizing Hashish in Nineteenth-Century France,” Social History of Alcohol & Drugs: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 30 (2016): 50-74.

"Women in Nazi Germany: Victims, Perpetrators, and the Abandonment of a Paradigm" Concept Vol. 33, (Spring 2010): 51-70.

CV - Sept. 2019