Elizabeth Heath joins Baruch as Assistant Professor in history. She earned her B.A. from New College of Florida and her Ph.D. in the College of Chicago where she also held a postdoctoral fellowship within the Society of Guys. An historian of contemporary France and also the French Empire, her research concentrates on colonialism, globalization, and everyday existence in France and also the French empire.
Her first book, Wine, Sugar, and the building of Modern France: Financial Crisis and also the Racialization of French Citizenship, 1870-1910, was printed by Cambridge College Press in October 2014 and received the Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize to find the best book around the French colonial experience from 1815 to the current through the French Colonial Historic Society in May 2015. The work examines how two various and unequal types of racialized citizenship emerged in the Third Republic’s efforts to handle the neighborhood results of global financial crisis in the turn from the last century. It traces the transformation of French republican citizenship via a comparative social good reputation for two teams of citizens residing in different parts of in france they Empire: the rural, wine-growing occupants from the southern metropolitan department from the Aude and also the colonial, sugar-producing population from the Caribbean colony of Guadeloupe. Wine, Sugar, and the building of Modern France ultimately argues these two divergent types of citizenship were essentially connected, both reflecting the methods the Third Republic used empire to balance the competing logics of republicanism and capitalism, and as a result came into existence reconstituted like a racial condition.
Her current project, Everyday Colonialism: Goods of Empire and also the Crafting of French Capitalism, 1750-1950, examines the broad good reputation for in france they Empire with the “life tales” of key colonial goods like sugar, vanilla, chocolate, wine, and bananas, which ran into France in the seventeenth century onwards. The work can have how colonial goods and colonial commerce formed the way in which metropolitan women and men understood what it really intended to be French and modern. Utilization of colonial goods restructured French daily existence, redefined family and sophistication relations, reshaped conceptions of gender and race, and generated new economic activities and cultural expressions. Seeing these consumption habits essential towards the formation of contemporary French identity and economic existence, this project will offer you novel solutions to 2 recurring questions within the historiography from the French Empire: That which was the economical need for empire within the emergence of contemporary France? How much did in france they embrace the empire in their conception of French identity and culture?
She teaches a number of classes on modern Europe, modern France and also the French Empire, and historic methods, including classes around the Haitian Revolution, Nineteenth Century Europe, On the job History, and also the good reputation for everyday existence.
Wine, Sugar, and the building of Modern France: Financial Crisis and also the Racialization of French Citizenship, 1870-1910. (Cambridge: Cambridge College Press, 2014).
“Citizens from the Empire? Indentured Labor, Global Capitalism, and also the Limits of French Republicanism in Colonial Guadeloupe.” Building the Atlantic Empires: Slavery, the Condition, and also the Rise of worldwide Capitalism, 1500-1945, eds., John Donoghue and Evelyn Jennings (Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2015).
“Albums of Empires Past: Photography, Collective Memory, and also the British Raj.” Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, 27/2015: 74-103.
“Apprendre l’Empire componen le jeu. Enfants et familles françaises, début vingtième siècle,” (trans. Sylvie Kandé). CLIO. Femmes, Genre, Histoire. Objets et fabrication du genre. 40/2014: 69-87. Released in British as “Child’s Play? Colonial Goods, Ephemera, and the making of the higher French Family.” CLIO. Femmes, Genre, Histoire. Making Gender with Objects. 40/2014: 69-87.
“Creating Rural Citizens in Guadeloupe in early Third Republic,” Slavery & Abolition, 32, 2 (June 2011): 289-307.