Modern European History
Mary Louise Roberts and Laird Boswell
"The Saint of the Faubourg: Edith Piaf and Postwar French Cultural Hegemony"
Working Dissertation Title:
"Pas de deux: Soviet Ballet in Paris and Franco-Soviet Cultural Exchange in the 1950s-60s"
I specialize in the social and cultural history of modern France. My interests include interwar and World War II France, the legacy of the Second World War, women's history, the history of feminism, urban social movements, the construction of identity, as well as modernity and mass culture.