Lecturer in French
Office Hours:by appointment
Profile at Stanford Humanities Center: http://www.stanford.edu/~manne/mpu.html
Marie-Pierre Ulloa is the Associate Director of Academic Programming and Student Outreach for the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.
She holds a BA in History from Louis-Le-Grand-University of La Sorbonne, a MA in History and Political Science and an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in History (summa cum laude) from Sciences Po in 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.
She is the author of Francis Jeanson, a Dissident Intellectual from the French Resistance to the Algerian War, based on extensive new archival materials, published by Stanford University Press in 2008 (also published in french by Berg International/PUF, and in arabic by Casbah Editions in 2009).
Her current research project is entitled, „California Dreamin‚: Tracing North African American Diaspora in California‰. Focusing on everyday life, cultural politics, social networks and social imaginaries, she unpacks diverse trajectories and experiences of migration from the Maghreb to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. Approaching the case through a historical, ethnographic, political and literary lens, she explores the formation of a Maghrebi Californian identity (or identities). The project builds on ethnographic interviews with first, second, and third-generation Californians from North Africa.