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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Global history, French history, Canadian history, Quebec, decolonization, francophone, Algeria, France, intellectual history, cultural history
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About Me

My name is Sarah Miles and I’m a PhD student at UNC, Chapel Hill. I did my Bachelor’s at the University of Oklahoma, also in history, and am passionate rather disparate things: the history of the left, the francophone world, Quebecois separatism, and shipwrecks.

My research focuses on the twentieth-century francophone world, focusing on the role of intellectuals, identity construction, and the left, with particular attention to how these were shaped by transnational exchange. In particular, my dissertation examines publication networks and the question of postcolonial commensurability among radical leftists in France, Quebec, Algeria, and the French Caribbean.

I am currently a teaching assistant, the co-editor of the student-run history journal Traces, and a (sometimes) writing assistant in the history department.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
France, Canada, Algeria
Expertise by Geography
France, North America
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Libraries & Archives, Politics