Patrick Young


Patrick Young , History, Gender Studies, Global Studies

Associate Professor
Dugan Hall 106G


Modern French & European History

Research Interest

History of Tourism and Consumer Cultures, French Environmental History, War and Memory in Twentieth Century France

Educational Background

B.A., Hamilton College

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


The focus of my research, publication and teaching is Modern French and European Cultural History, and I have written most extensively on issues of place and displacement within French History.  My first book, Enacting Brittany: Tourism and Culture in Provincial France (Ashgate in 2012) examines the historical conversion of France’s westernmost region of Brittany into an arena of modern place promotion and tourist exchange.  My more recent book is an edited collection entitled Place and Locality in Modern French History (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), which analyzes the significance and changing constructions of local place in modern France. I have also published scholarly articles in French Historical Studies and the Journal of Social History, among other journals.