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Amelia Lyons

Amelia Lyons, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine (2004)

Research Interests

Modern Europe, French and French Colonial History, Decolonization, Women's History, Gender Studies

Recent Research Activities

Dr. Lyons' research focuses on the origins of Algerian migration to France at the height of decolonization, i.e. during the War for Algerian Independence (1954-1962). Her book, The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole: Algerian Families and the French Welfare State (SUP, 2013), examines the history of Algerian family settlement and the development of government sponsored social welfare for Algerians and other immigrant communities in France. She has just begun a research project studying the Constantine Plan for Algeria (1958), and the development of social programs at the height of the Algerian war.  In particular, she is interested in examining the Service des centres sociaux, established by antrhopologist Germaine Tillion.

Selected Publications

Books

Articles/Essays

  • “French or Foreign? The Algerian Migrants’ Status at the End of Empire (1962-1968),” Journal of Modern European History, vol. 12, no. 1 (2014), 126-144.
  • “Genre et décolonisation: le cas du Service social familial Nord-Africain,” in Politique et administration du genre en migration Mondes atlantiques, XIXe-XXe siècles, ed. Philippe Rygiel, collection histoires contemporaines (Paris: Editions Publibook Université, 2011), 137-155
  • “Social welfare, French Muslims and decolonization in France: the case of the Fonds d'action sociale,” Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 43, no. 1 (February 2009), 65-89.
  • "Des bidonvilles aux HLM: Le logement des familles algériennes en France avant l'indépendance de l'Algérie," Hommes et Migrations, no. 1264 (November-December 2006) 35-49.
  • "The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole: Algerian Immigrants in France and the Politics of Adaptation during Decolonization," Geschichte und Gesellchaft, 23 (2006) 489-516.

Awards

  • Fulbright Grant, France 2000-2001
  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois, 2005-2006

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50042 HIS6905 History Capstone Class Face2Face C 12:00AM - 12:00AM Unavailable
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80514 HIS4150 History and Historians Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Unavailable
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80133 HIS6159 Historiography Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Unavailable
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80134 HIS6905 History Capstone Class Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Unavailable
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19136 EUH3242 Mod Europe & First World War Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Unavailable
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11357 HIS6905 History Capstone Class Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Unavailable
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50041 HIS6905 History Capstone Class Face2Face C 12:00AM - 12:00AM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80126 HIS6159 Historiography Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Unavailable
No Description Available
80127 HIS6905 History Capstone Class Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10563 HIS4150 History and Historians Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Unavailable
No Description Available
11288 HIS6905 History Capstone Class Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Nov 28, 2016