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Marie-Pierre Ulloa

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies

Marie-Pierre Ulloa is a lecturer in the French and Italian Department, teaching French and Francophone cultural and intellectual history, with a focus on French and North African cultures. 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), and the founder of the undergraduate short story contest sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. 
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, with a special focus on the Algerian War. 
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.
She is a regular contributor to La Vie des Idées / Books and Ideas.  She has an ongoing research project on the Maghrebi Diaspora in the United States.



    • 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


    FRENCH 129 Camus (CSRE 129, HISTORY 235F)
    FRENCH 199 Individual Work
    FRENCH 249 The Algerian Wars (CSRE 249, HISTORY 239G)
    FRENCH 399 Individual Work

    Other Information

    Research interests

    • Francophone World
    • Middle East and North Africa
    • Decolonization and Politics of Memory
    • History of Migration, Exile and Diaspora
    • History and Culture of Sephardic Jews
    • French Colonialism in the Maghreb
    • North-African Cinema and Literature
    • Oral history


    • Research Grant, Mediterranean Studies Forum, Stanford, 2011-2013
    • Research Grant, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford, 2011-2014
    • Translation Grant, French Ministry of Culture - Centre National du Livre, 2008
    • Hemingway Grant, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, 2007


    • Award of Excellence for recognition of significant contribution to the diffusion of knowledge of Algerian history and culture conferred by the Algerian-American Association of Northern California (2005)
    • Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Francaise (2013)

    Professional Services

    • Referee for Stanford University Press, and for La Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée
    • Fellowship Selection Committees for the Humanities Center (2009-2012), the Haas Center, and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies (2012-)