I studied history at the University of California, Riverside from 2002-2006 before moving to the United Kingdom where I completed an MA (2007) and PhD (2010) in the War Studies Department, King’s College London. I taught in the History, War Studies, and Defence Studies Departments at King’s College London before coming to Oxford as Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project ‘Rebellion and Mobilisation in French and German Colonies, 1914-1918’, which ran from 2015-2018. I am a Lecturer in Modern European History at Hertford for 2021-2022 and a Research Associate with the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, where I am helping to build an oral history archive for the Royal Army Medical Corps.
My principal research expertise is in France and the French Empire in the First World War. My current project is a global history of anticolonial rebellion during the First World War, with a particular focus on West Africa and Southeast Asia. Before this current project I worked on institutional learning in the French army in the First World War. Outside of this work I have research interests in women’s experiences of famine in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 20th century and the history of slavery in the early 20th century, in particular slavery and unfree labour in the context of the First World War.