Richard Fogarty

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., University of Georgia
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo

060C Social Sciences
Phone: (518) 442-5344
Fax: (518) 442-5301


Undergraduate Courses:

His 131: History of European Civilization II
His 344: Europe, 1914-1945
His 349: France since 1815
His 365: War and Society I
His 366: War and Society II
His 495Z and 496Z: Senior Honors Thesis Seminar

Graduate Courses:

His 616/626/633: France and Its Empire at War, 1914-1918 (Readings Seminar)
His 616/626/642: Islam, Immigration, and Integration in Modern France (Readings Seminar)
His 620/643/670: War, Society, and Culture (Research Seminar)
His 626/628/642: Race and Racism in the Modern World (Readings Seminar)
His 626/628/642: War, Society, and Culture (Readings Seminar)
His 616/626: European Imperialism (Readings Seminar)
His 616/626/628: Europe’s Twentieth Century (Readings Seminar)

Current Research Interests:

I am a historian of modern France and Europe, 1789-Present, with particular interests in the histories of culture, politics, war, and the military, especially the ways these intersect. More specifically, I study French colonialism, the First World War, the French army, racism, and French and European attitudes toward Islam and Muslims. I am happy to work with both graduate and undergraduate students on these topics, as well as topics under the broader themes of war, society, and culture, and of colonialism and racism.

Select Publications:

Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, Spring 2008)
[Listen to an an interview with Dr. Fogarty on this book at: New Books in History]

“Race and Sex, Fear and Loathing in France during the Great War: Colonial Soldiers, European Women, and the Anxieties of Empire,” Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, Winter 2007

“Race and Empire in French Posters of the Great War,” in Pearl James, ed., World War I Posters (forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press)

“Between Subjects and Citizens: Algerians, Islam, and French National Identity during the Great War,” in Paul Spickard, ed., Race and Nation, Identity and Power: Ethnic Systems Around the World (Routledge, 2004)

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Full Curriculum Vitae

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