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Patrick Young


Patrick Young , History, Gender Studies, Global Studies

Associate Professor
Dugan Hall 106G


Modern French & European History

Educational Background

B.A., Hamilton College

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University


My research addresses questions of place and displacement within Modern French, European and Colonial History. My current book project investigates colonial dynamics and conflicts of mobility, as those played out in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco during the period of the French Protectorate (1912-1956). My first book, Enacting Brittany: Tourism and Culture in Provincial France (Ashgate 2012) examines the historical conversion of France’s westernmost region of Brittany into an arena of modern place promotion and tourist exchange. My second book, a co-edited collection entitled Place and Locality in Modern French History (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), which analyzed the changing resonances and possibilities of local connection in modern and contemporary France. I have published articles in French Historical Studies, The Journal of Social History and other scholarly journals, as well as multiple chapters in edited collections. 

I currently serve as North American Editor of the journal Modern and Contemporary France.