I have been a professor of American History at the University of Paris-Diderot since 1998. Before that I was at Paris 13 . My Ph.D. is from Berkeley in 1990, and my undergraduate degree was from Stanford. I grew up in Philadelphia, but have lived with my family in Paris since 1991. I write about war and American Culture. My particular interests are the changes in the society and cultural institutions of the United States between the Civil War and World War II. I am currently writing a historical geography of the museums of Philadelphia in which those institutions reflect the changing social and political realities of the city.
I am also co-editor of the online revue, Arts of War and Peace whose third number is about to appear (March, 2016).