My primary research field is twentieth-century social, political, and cultural history through film (fiction and documentary), with a focus on the 1930s and 40s.

Research areas

  • Twentieth-century French cultural history
  • Film studies
  • Cinema, society, and politics

Research Interests

  • 20th-century French cultural history; film studies; cinema, society, and politics during the Popular Front and Vichy; literature and ideology


  • 20th Century
  • Film
  • France
  • Germany

Keywords: Twentieth-century French cultural history; Film studies; Cinema, society, and politics


  • 20th century
  • Western European History
  • Film, Photography and Visual Culture
European Studies, Italian, French
PhD, Pennsylvania State University, French Civilization, 1998
MA, University of Virginia, French Language and Literature, 1994
BA, University of Virginia, French Language and Literature, 1992