This summer and autumn, several doctoral students successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertation in International History. On 2 June, Ms. Paroma Ghose defended her doctoral work entitled “‘Silence…On est en France”: A Rap History of the ‘Other’ in France, 1981-2012”. Her supervisor was Professor Davide Rodogno and her Second Reader Professor Amalia Ribi Forclaz. Mr. Karim Hammou of the CNRS (Paris) was the External Expert. On 1 October, Mr. Vassily Klimentov defended his thesis on “A Slow Reckoning: The USSR, the Afghan Communists and Islam”. His co-supervisors were Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou and Professor Keith Krause, and the Second Reader was Professor Jussi Hanhimäki with Professor Artemy Kalinovsky (Temple University) as External Expert. On 7 October, Mr. Geoffroy Legentihomme presented his dissertation entitled “Mutualisme, Concurrence et Science Actuarielle : Contributions à l’Historiographie du Système Suisse d’Assurance Maladie, 1865-1970”. His co-supervisors were Professor Carolyn Biltoft and Professor Marc Flandreau (University of Pennsylvania). The Second Reader was Professor Rui Pedro Esteves and the External Reader Professor Matthieu Leimgruber (University of Zurich). On 30 October, Mr. Manuel Dorion-Soulié defended his thesis on “The Origins of CENTCOM: American Hegemony, Car Culture and European Oil Dependence”. His supervisor was Professor Jussi Hanhimäki and the Second Reader Professor Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou. The External Expert was Professor Bernhard Rieger (Leiden University). On 16 November, Mr. Thomas Gidney presented his dissertation entitled “‘An Anomaly among Anomalies’: Colonial Membership of the League of Nations”. His supervisor was Professor Carolyn Biltoft and the Second Reader was Professor Cyrus Schayegh. The External Expert was Professor Stephen Legg (University of Nottingham).
The Department of International History warmly congratulates these students for successfully completing their doctoral journeys and extends to them its best wishes in their next projects.
The Department congratulates as well Ms. Maylis Avaro who defended her dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in International Economics entitled “Essays in Monetary History”. Her co-supervisors were Professor Cédric Tille and Professor Marc Flandreau (University of Pennsylvania). The Second Reader was Professor Rui Pedro Esteves and the External Expert was Professor Michael Bordo (Rutgers University).