|Sex Talk, Race Talk, Empire Talk|
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Maison Francaise, Buell Hall, 2nd Floor
Todd Shepard discusses the "Arab Man" in French debates about violence and sex in the 1970s.
Lecture by Todd Shepard
Todd Shepard teaches History at Johns Hopkins University. His scholarship explores 20th-century France and the French Empire, with a focus on how imperialism intersects with histories of national identity, state institutions, race, and sexuality. His book The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France (2006), is a history of the close of the Algerian War and the difficult re-negotiation of French state structures and national identity that resulted. It was awarded both the American Historical Association's 2006 J. Russell Major Prize and the Council of European Studies' 2008 Book Prize.