Elie Wiesel Professor of Humane Letters
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Adam M. Guerin
Assistant Professor of History
Office: FT 239
- Ph.D., the University of California, Irvine (2009): Dissertation, "'Beneath the Muslim Peel': racial science, French native policy, and the question of nationalism in colonial Morocco, 1900-1939"
- M.A., the University of California, Irvine (2005)
- B.A., the University of Idaho (2002)
My research interests span a wide range of social, political and environmental topics within the field of French colonial history. My research agenda focuses on colonial law, ethnography, anti-colonial revolt and the built environment of rural Morocco. I am primarily interested in ethno-spatial-legal boundaries in North Africa and the relationship between rural modernization and French ontologies of environmental thrift and resource stewardship, particularly issues relating to Moroccan land and water rights. I am currently working on a book manuscript that brings together my interests in rural modernization, the environment and anti-colonial revolt in Morocco. The idea that the environment was at issue between colonial enthusiasts and anti-colonial activists has only recently been given serious consideration and I hope that my book will contribute to an emerging sub-field of French colonial/North African scholarship.
France and the Islamic World; Empire and the Environment; War and Memory in French-Algerian Film; Societies and Cultures of the Modern Middle East; Making History: The French Revolution; The European Experience; The Twentieth-Century World
Monograph in Progress
Disaster Ecologies: rural modernization and the remaking of the Moroccan peasantry, 1912-1939
"Racial Myth, Colonial Policy, and the Invention of Customary Law in Morocco, 1912-1930," The Journal of North African Studies 16, 3 (2011): 361-380.
"‘Not a drop for the settlers’: reimagining environmental protest and anti-colonial nationalism in Morocco," The Journal of North African Studies (forthcoming).
Rami Ginat, "Syria and the Doctrine of Arab Neutralism: from independence to dependence," in Insight Turkey 13, 3 (2011): 226.
James Barr,"A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948," H-France Review 12, 111 (August 2012).
Ellen Amster, “Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877-1956,” The Social History of Medicine (forthcoming)