Catherine Young(Pitt)

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Sciences Po
Research Interest: 
French Decolonization, Public Memory, And Contemporary Politics

As a Fox Fellow, Ms. Pitt will focus on the impact of France s process of decolonization on its contemporary worldview. She hopes to explore the construction of memory surrounding France s difficult colonial and decolonization experiences and the use and influence of these memories on contemporary politics. With a focus on memories of the Algerian War, she will also consider memories and references to other colonial wars of independence, particularly as they relate to issues beyond the Middle East.