Dr Arthur Asseraf
On research leave 2021-2024
I am a historian of modern France, North Africa, and the Mediterranean, with particular interests in the history of media, colonialism, and race.
Born and raised in Paris, I first came to the UK to study at Cambridge. Since then, I have spent time studying in the USA, UK, and Lebanon, before returning to Cambridge to join the History Faculty in 2017. I have also held visiting positions in France, and in 2023-2024 I am Pro Futura Scientia fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in Uppsala.
Aside from my research and teaching activities, I write and contribute to media in a variety of formats on contemporary issues in North Africa, France, and on the history of colonialism more broadly.
I am currently working on two projects. The first focuses on how people talked about race in France in the 1960s and 1970s in the years after decolonization. The second is a history of how radio technology changed space in the Mediterranean in the 20th century.
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Pembroke College, Cambridge CB2 1RF