Conrad Allen

Position title: TA: History 350 with Professor Ussishkin; History Lab


Advisor: Mary Lou Roberts

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My research focuses on war, gender, and memory in modern European history. In my master’s thesis, I looked at debates over the value of cavalrymen in the British army during the first half of the twentieth century. Specifically, I used these discussions to examine how class-based ideas of manliness shaped British army tactics. Currently I am conducting research on the reconstruction of the French army during World War II.


M.A., University of Madison-Wisconsin
B.A., The Ohio State University


  • European History

MA Title

  • “No Cavalryman’s War? Horsemen, Manhood, and Modernity in the British Army 1900-1939”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “France’s Short Sword: Military Manliness and the Reconstruction of the French Army in World War II”

Selected Awards

  • Chateaubriand Fellowship 2019-2020
  • Kate Everest Levi Second-Year Paper Prize
  • Exceptional Service TA Award

Professional Affiliations

  • War in Society and Culture (WISC)

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 120 – Europe and the Modern World, 1815 to the Present
  • History 350 – The First World War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century