Department Chair, Associate Professor
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Professor Rosenberg specializes in the social and political history of modern Europe, especially France, and on the relationship between the continent and its colonial hinterlands. He has published a book on immigration control and the transformation of citizenship in interwar France. He is part of a team preparing a concise edition of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (Norton), contributing a chapter on France to The Oxford History of the African Diaspora and a chapter on the interwar years to a Franco-Algerian volume to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Algerian independence, Histoire de l'Algérie coloniale (La Découverte/Barzakh). His current research concerns the spread of tuberculosis from France to Algeria and back, and efforts to combat it, from 1830 to the present.
- B.A., Carleton College
- Occasional student, Brasenose College, Oxford University
- M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
- The French Revolution
- The Great War
- Work & Welfare in Modern Europe
- The Politics of Public Health
- Policing Paris: The Origins of Modern Immigration Control Between the World Wars (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press).
- "The International Politics of Vaccine Testing in Interwar Algiers,” American Historical Review 117, no. 3 (June 2012): 671-97.
- "The Colonial Politics of Healthcare Provision in Interwar Paris,” in the special issue “What is Colonialism?” eds. Julia Clancy-Smith and Alice L. Conklin, French Historical Studies 27, no. 3 ( Summer 2004): 637-68.
- « Une police de ‘simple observation’ ? Le service actif des étrangers à Paris entre les deux guerres » Genèses : Sciences sociales et histoire, no. 54 (March 2004): 51-73.
- “Albert Sarraut and Republican Racial Thought,” French Politics, Culture & Society 20, no. 3 (Fall 2002): 97-114, and reprinted in Race in France: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Politics of Difference, eds. Herrick Chapman and Laura Frader (New York: Berghan Books, 2004), 36-53.