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Dr Arthur Asseraf

BA, MA, MSc, DPhil
Examination Fellow since 2012
My research spans French, Middle Eastern and global history. I am particularly interested in how people come to know and think about situations far removed from their own. As part of this, I am currently completing a DPhil on the history of international news in colonial Algeria. I have also launched a larger collaborative project on 'The Politics of Colonial Comparison' to understand how colonial empires compared themselves to each other. Beyond modern North Africa and France, I am interested in theories of settler colonialism, and more broadly in the relationship between social segregation and empathy.
Dr Arthur Asseraf
  • Background

    • Examination Fellow, All Souls College (from 2012)
    • Postgraduate, Columbia University and London School of Economics (from 2010 to 2012)
    • Undergraduate, King's College, Cambridge (from 2007 to 2010)
  • Research interests

    • Colonial Algeria
    • Settler colonialism
    • Global intellectual history
    • Modern France
  • Selected publications

    • 'Weapons of Mass Representation: Algerians in the French Parliament, 1958-1962' in Rabah Aissaoui and Claire Eldridge (eds.) Algeria Revisited: Conflict and Identity in the Colonial and Postcolonial Era (forthcoming).
    • ‘La société coloniale algérienne face à l’actualité internationale, 1881-1902’, Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (forthcoming).