Bio


Marie-Pierre Ulloa is a lecturer in the French and Italian Department, teaching French and Francophone cultural and intellectual history, with a focus on North Africa, the Caribbean and the American West. She is a faculty affiliate of the Center for African Studies, the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Forum, and the Cadis at the Ehess in Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales).

She is the author of Francis Jeanson, a Dissident Intellectual from the French Resistance to the Algerian War (Stanford University Press, 2008, also published in French and Arabic). She is the founder of the undergraduate short story contest sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, and the co-founder of the Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival.

She received the honorific distinction of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française in 2013.

She holds a degree in History from La Sorbonne, a MA in History and Political Science and an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in History (summa cum laude) from Sciences Po Paris, where she wrote her dissertation on intellectual dissidence from World War II to post-Algerian War through the case study of French existentialist philosopher Francis Jeanson, publisher of Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks.

She wrote her thesis on North African migrations and migrant stories from North Africa to California: "From North Africa to California: migrant trajectories, integration narratives" at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Ph.D, summa cum laude), soon to be published by CNRS editions under the title : Le Nouveau Rêve Américain : Du Maghreb à la Californie [The New American Dream: From North Africa to California], forthcoming 2018.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, French and Italian

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Director for Academic Programming and Student Outreach, Stanford Taube Center for Jewish Studies (2012 - 2014)
  • Senior Executive Officer for International Programs, Stanford Humanities Center (2009 - 2012)
  • Associate Director, Stanford Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Mediterranean Studies Forum (2006 - 2008)

Honors & Awards


  • Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, French Republic, Minister of Culture (2013)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Books

Francis Jeanson, a Dissident Intellectual from the French Resistance to the Algerian War, Stanford University Press, 2008.
in French: Francis Jeanson, un intellectuel en dissidence. De la Résistance à la guerre d’Algérie, Paris: Berg International (PUF), 2001.
in Arabic: Casbah Editions, Algiers, 2009.


Articles and Interviews

Fi Rassi / Dans ma Tête un Rond-point [Roundabout in my Head] by Algerian filmmaker Hassen Ferhani, Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, November 2016, Indiana University Press
Lost in Fire, Lost in Letters: Archives of the Algerian War in Arcade / Dibur, Issue 3, Fall 2016 (guest editor of the special issue on The Archive).
Camus in America, conversation with authors Alice Kaplan and Tobias Wolff in Books and Ideas, October 2016.
Cinema is more authoritarian than literature, interview with Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai, in La Vie des Idées, January 2016.
”Des Ballerines de papicha à l’Envers des autres de Kaouther Adimi : Veillée d’armes mascunine fémiline”, Expressions Maghrébines, Vol. 14, N.2, numéro spécial “Sexte et révolutions”, Décember 2015.
Le cinéma est plus autoritaire que la littérature, interview with Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai, in La Vie des Idées, May 2015.
Ecrans américains, écrin maghrébin : le corps féminin maghrébin au cinéma à travers la réception de Satin Rouge, Viva Laldjérie et Rachida en Amérique du Nord in REMMM 135, Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée, December 2013.
L'Amour, made in France?, interview with Marilyn Yalom on her book How the French Invented Love, by Ivan Jablonka & Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Books & Ideas, December 2013.
Les intellectuels et la guerre d'Algérie: entre Sartre et Mounier, in Esprit, March 2012
Désaccords sur les stratégies anticoloniales: Francis Jeanson et Esprit in Esprit, March 2012
Francis Jeanson, in Le Maitron, dictionnaire biographique : mouvement ouvrier, mouvement social, de 1940 à 1968 (Gh-Je), tome VI. Dir. Claude Pennetier. Editions de l'Atelier, 462 p., 2010.
Francis Jeanson et les porteurs de valises - une memoire en images, des images en memoire
In Espion, Resistant, Terroriste : figures cinématographiques, textes réunis par Robert Belot et Laurent Heyberger, Cahiers de Récits, revue du laboratoire RECITS, Universite de technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard, UTBM (2009)
Memory and Continuity: the Resistance, the Algerian War and the Jeanson Network
in Alec G. Hargreaves, ed. Memory, Empire, and Postcolonialism: Legacies of French Colonialism. After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France.
Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, (2005)
La France à Stanford: 51ème Congrès de la Society for French Historical Studies
In Vingtième Siècle, revue d'histoire, numéro 87, juillet/septembre (2005)

2017-18 Courses