Dr Jim House

Dr Jim House

Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone History

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Summary: Political and social history of 20th century Algeria and Morocco; Algerian War of Independence; colonial and postcolonial migrations (France and North Africa) since 1919; French history and politics since 1900 (antiracism).

Jim House is Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone History, former Director of the Centre for French and Francophone Cultural Studies (2006-2007, 2009-2010) and co-director of the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (2008-2009) at the University of Leeds. He is Research and Postgraduate Leader for the University’s French Studies programme.   

His research focusses on colonial Algeria, Morocco and France, as well as on decolonization, its impact and legacies. Key research and publications (full list below) have centred upon:    

  • Colonial repression of popular protest and of anti-colonial movements

  • Comparative social, political and urban history of Algeria and Morocco under French colonial rule

  • History and memories of the Algerian war of independence and of colonial violence 

  • History of North African migrations (both internal and in the diaspora)

  • History of antiracism and racism in France

Jim studied at the universities of Leeds (PhD), Saint-Étienne and Damascus. His main publications include: Paris 1961: Algerians, State Terror, and Memory (Oxford University Press, 2006, with Neil MacMaster) published in French translation by Tallandier (Paris) in 2009 and by Casbah Éditions (Algiers) in 2012, Arabic translation pending with Casbah); Poverty and Re-thinking the Left in France (co-ed., 2008); New voices in French politics (co-ed., 2004). Jim is currently completing a further monograph under contract with Oxford University Press comparing colonial shantytowns (bidonvilles) in Algeria and Morocco, 1919-1962. His work has appeared in such journals as Genèses. Sciences sociales et histoire, War in History, Vingtième siècle. Revue d’Histoire, Monde(s). Histoire, espaces, relations, Yale French Studies, The Historical Journal and the Bulletin de l’Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent. He has been awarded research fellowships from the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Humanities Research Board (now AHRC), as well as funding from the British Academy. Invitations to international research centres have included the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (Aix-en-Provence) and the Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle (Paris-I). He is currently co-investigator on a major project funded by the Ville de Paris (Paris City Council) entitled La ville informelle au XXe siècle. Politiques urbaines et administration des populations (based at Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle, Paris-I) that examines the history of informal settlements across four continents. Jim’s extensive public outreach activities in Algeria, France and Morocco were awarded a 4-star Impact rating (Research Excellence Framework 2014). He advised the French government on François Hollande’s speech of 19 March 2016 commemorating the end of the Algerian war of independence, and has worked with many civil society organisations, as well as journalists and film-makers, to disseminate historical knowledge on colonial and postcolonial questions.   

Books / edited volumes

Shantytowns and the City: colonial power relations in Algiers and Casablanca, 1919-1962, Oxford: Oxford University Press (140,000-word monograph, forthcoming 2019).

This study examines a series of interconnecting themes: internal migrations; the construction of shantytowns and their inhabitants as a public health, social, political and security ‘problem’; everyday life in the shantytowns; anti-colonial mobilisations and the response through repression and reform (rehousing); social memories of the shantytowns. This project has involved extensive archival and oral history work in Aix-en-Provence, Algiers, Casablanca, Nantes, Paris and Rabat. See:

Paris 1961: Algerians, State Terror, and Memory, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, 375pp (with Neil MacMaster). Paperback edition 2009.   

This book was published in French translation by Tallandier in 2008 as Paris 1961. Les Algériens, la terreur d’État et la mémoire (544pp) and by Casbah Éditions (Algiers) in 2012 (Arabic translation pending with Casbah).

Based on extensive archive and interview material, Paris 1961 examines: the long-term causes of colonial violence against Algerians in Paris during the War of Independence; the events of 1961 leading to the repression of the 17 October 1961 demonstrations; the social memories of such violence up to the present day. The book situates the violence within a longer chronology of colonial repression in Morocco and Algeria, as well as examining the memories of October 1961 as part of the broader memorial landscape of the Algerian war of independence in France and Algeria. See Philippe Bernard's review of ‘Paris 1961’ in Le Monde des livres of 13 October 2006, p.2 (‘Un ouvrage qui fera date’).

Poverty and Re-thinking the Left in France, edited by Jim House, Brian Jenkins, Jeremy Leaman and Sarah Waters, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Vol.16, No.1, April 2008 (with joint-authored editorial, pp.1-7).

New voices in French politics, edited by Joanna Drugan, Jim House and Sarah Waters, Modern and Contemporary France, Vol.12, No.1, February 2004 (with joint-authored editorial, pp.3-8).

Journal articles and chapters in edited volumes

‘Enjeux sociaux, politiques et sécuritaires du nombre : recensements et dénombrements dans les bidonvilles d’Alger (1941-1962)’, article for Histoire et Mesure (forthcoming)

‘Colonial Containment? Repression of Pro-Independence Street demonstrations in Algiers, Casablanca and Paris, 1945-1962’, article in War in History, Vol.25, No.2, 2018, pp.172-201.

‘Shantytowns and rehousing in late colonial Algiers and Casablanca’, chapter in Ed Naylor (ed.), France’s Modernising Mission. Citizenship, Welfare and the Ends of Empire, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp.133-163. 

‘Double présence. Migrations, liens ville-campagne et lutte pour l’indépendance à Alger, Casablanca, Hanoi et Saigon’, article in Monde(s). Histoire, espaces, relations, No.12, November 2017, pp.95-119. 

‘Pour la complexité : bidonvilles, histoire sociale et histoire politique’, chapter in Ismaël-Sélim Khaznadar (ed.), L’Histoire. Écritures et libérations. Autour de Mohammed Harbi, Algiers: Hibr Éditions, 2017, pp.375-396.

Preface to Rachid Sidi Boumedine, Bétonvilles contre bidonvilles. Cents ans de bidonvilles à Alger, Algiers: Apic Éditions, 2016, pp.9-17.

‘Shantytowns in the City: Algiers and Casablanca as a (Post)Colonial Archive’, article in Francosphères, Vol.3, No.1, Spring 2014, pp.43-62. 

‘Decolonisation, space and power: immigration, welfare and housing in Britain and France, 1945-1974’, chapter in Andrew S. Thompson (ed.), Writing Imperial Histories, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013, pp.240-267 (with Andrew S. Thompson).

‘Shanty-towns and the Disruption of the Colonial Urban Order in Algiers and Casablanca’, chapter in H. Adlai Murdoch and Zsuzsanna Fagyal (eds.), Francophone Cultures and Geographies of Identity, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp.198-215.

‘L’Impossible contrôle d’une ville coloniale? Casablanca, décembre 1952’, article in Genèses. Sciences sociales et histoire, No.86, March 2012, pp.78-103.

‘Migrations, nationalismes et quartiers populaires : Alger et Casablanca après 1945’, chapter in Fatma Ben Slimane and Hichem Abdessamad (eds.), Penser le national au Maghreb et ailleurs, Tunis: Diraset / Arabesques, 2012, pp.283-305.

October 1961: On the Past and its Presence’, article in Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, Vol.3, No.2, autumn 2012, pp. 2-9

‘Entre silence, mémoire et histoire’, chapter in Benjamin Stora and Linda Amiri (eds.), Algériens en France : 1954-1962. La guerre, l’exil, la vie, Paris: Autrement / CNHI, 2012, pp.186-191.

‘La sanglante répression de la manifestation algérienne du 17 octobre 1961 à Paris’, chapter in Abderrahmane Bouchène, Jean-Pierre Peyroulou, Ouanassa Siari Tengour and Sylvie Thénault (eds.), Pour une histoire partagée et critique de l’Algérie à la période coloniale, Paris / Algiers: La Découverte/ Barzakh, 2012, pp.602-605.

‘Memory and the Creation of Solidarity during the Decolonization of Algeria’, article in Yale French Studies, Nos.118-119, 2010, pp.15-38.

‘Silences on state violence during the Algerian War of Independence: France and Algeria, 1962-2007’, chapter in Efrat Ben Ze’ev, Ruth Ginio and Jay Winter (eds.), Shadows of War. A Social History of Silence in the Twentieth Century, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp.115-137 (with Raphaëlle Branche).

‘Leaving silence behind? Algerians and the memories of colonial violence’, chapter in Nanci Adler, Selma Leydesdorff, Mary Chamberlain and Leyla Neyzi (eds.), Memories of Mass Repression, New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2009, pp.137-153.

‘De la métropole comme espace de réflexion sur les liens entre colonisation, immigration et racisme (1945-1962)’, chapter in Nancy Green and Marie Poinsot (eds.), Histoire de l’immigration et question coloniale en France, Paris: La Documentation française / Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, 2008, pp.23-30.

‘Time to Move On. A Reply to Jean-Paul Brunet’, The Historical Journal, Vol.51, No.1, March 2008, pp.205-214 (with Neil MacMaster).

‘La répression du 17 octobre 1961 à Paris’, in Actes du 2ème colloque international sur la Révolution algérienne, L’Evénement dans l’histoire récente de l’Algérie (1945-1962), l’Université 20 août 1955-Skikda, Constantine: Bahaeddine Edition-diffusion, 2007, pp.21-41.

‘Bilan du 17 octobre 1961’, chapitre in Gilbert Meynier (ed.), ‘Pour une histoire critique et citoyenne, le cas de l’histoire franco-algérienne’, Lyon: ENS, 2007 (with Neil MacMaster) http://ens-web3.ens-lsh.fr/colloques/france-algerie/communication.php3?id_article=243

‘Écrire l’histoire du 17 octobre 1961’, article in Raison présente, No.157, December 2006, pp. 127-138.

‘Colonial racisms in the ‘metropole’: reading Peau noire, masques blancs in context’, chapter in Max Silverman (ed.), Frantz Fanon’s ‘Black skin, white masks’, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005, pp.46-73.

‘La Fédération de France du FLN et l’organisation de la manifestation du 17 octobre 1961’, Vingtième siècle. Revue d’Histoire, No. 83, July-September 2004, pp.145-160 (with Neil MacMaster). Updated version published in Raphaëlle Branche (ed.), La guerre d'indépendance des Algériens, Paris: Perrin, 2009, pp.127-149.

‘Répression, surveillance, contrôle et encadrement des migrations coloniales : une décolonisation difficile (1956-1970)’, article in Bulletin de l’Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent, No.83, premier semestre 2004, pp.144-156.

‘Francophone Postcolonial Studies and New Historiographies of the Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters’, article in Francophone Postcolonial Studies, Vol.1, No.2, 2003, pp.72-78.

‘Anti-racism in France, 1898-1962; modernity and beyond’, chapter in Floya Anthias and Cathie Lloyd (eds.), Rethinking anti-racisms. From Theory to Practice, London / New York: Routledge, 2002, pp.111-127. 

Une journée portée disparue: the Paris massacre of 1961 and memory’, chapter in Martin S. Alexander et Ken Mouré (eds.), Crisis and Renewal in Twentieth Century France, Oxford: Berghahn Press, 2002, pp.267-290 (with Neil MacMaster). 

‘Antiracist memories: the case of 17 October 1961 in historical perspective’, article in Modern and Contemporary France, Vol.9, No.3, 2001, pp.355-368.

‘Muslim communities in France’, in Gerd Nonneman, Tim Niblock, Bogdan Szajkowski (eds.), chapter in Muslim Communities in the New Europe, Aldershot: Garnet / Ithaca Press, 1996, pp.219-239. 

‘Contexts for ‘Integration’ and Exclusion in Modern and Contemporary France’, chapter in Alec G. Hargreaves et Jeremy Leaman (eds.), Racism, Ethnicity and Politics in Contemporary France, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 1995, pp.79-95.

‘The ‘space’ for Muslim identities in Modern and Contemporary France’, article in Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (CMEIS) Occasional Papers, No.51, Durham: Durham University, 1995, pp.5-25. 

Other publications

‘Pour une histoire des bidonvilles au Maghreb’, article in Perspectives. Journal du Réseau français des Instituts d’études avancées, no.14, printemps-été 2016, p.20. 

Historicizing Antiracism and Racism in Postcolonial France’ article on Critcom. A Forum for Research and Commentary on Europe, August 2015

La peur des bidonvilles au Maghreb’, interview (February 2015) in Africa4 blog (hosted on Libération website)

‘Pour une histoire des solidarités franco-algériennes, 1945-1981, article in Plein droit, No.75, December 2007, pp.35-39.

The colonial and post-colonial dimensions of Algerian Migration to France’, article in History in Focus, No.11, autumn 2006

Glossary entries on ‘Bidonville’, ‘Charonne’, ‘Frantz Fanon’, ‘Islam’, ‘laïcité’, ‘octobre 1961’, ‘Maurice Papon’, ‘racism’ in Margaret A. Majumdar (ed.), Francophone Studies. The Essential Glossary, London: Edward Arnold, 2002. 

Doctoral thesis

Antiracism and Antiracist Discourse in France from 1900 to the present day, University of Leeds, 1997.      

Research collaboration and participation in research networks

With colleagues from Chicago, Paris, Macerata, Rio de Janeiro and Rome: co-investigator on a 200,000-euro project (2016-2019) funded by the Ville de Paris (Paris City Council) entitled La ville informelle au XXe siècle. Politiques urbaines et administration des populations that examines the history of the informal city across four continents, and comprises four international workshops

Co-convenor (with Sylvie Thénault and Emmanuel Blanchard) in 2015-16 of seminar series Pour une histoire sociale de l’Algérie coloniale, Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle (Paris-1). 

Inter-disciplinary working group Histoire de la mémoire des migrations, Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration (CNHI), leading to co-organization of international conference ‘Mémoire des migrations et temps de l’histoire’ (CNHI, November 2012).  

Membership of inter-disciplinary collaborative network with Amsterdam and Casablanca (Hassan-II – Ben M’sik) and Leeds universities (2008-2011).

Membership of research group ‘Encadrement, contrôle, répression dans le monde colonial du XXe siècle’ (IHTP-ENS, Paris) (2002-2008). 

External research awards and fellowships

Co-investigator on international project La ville informelle au XXe siècle. Politiques urbaines et administration des populations, funded by Ville de Paris (Paris City Council), 2016-2019, €200k.

Institut d’Études avancées (Paris Institute for Advanced Studies), ‘Shantytowns and the City: colonial power relations in Algiers and Casablanca, 1920-1962’, 9-month research fellowship, 2015-16, approx. £36k

Visiting research fellow, Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle, Paris-I, 2015-16.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (recipient Dr. Jamal Bahmad), £305k.  

Visiting Research Fellow, Maison Méditeranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme, Aix-en-Provence, March 2013.

Leverhulme Research Fellowship, ‘Shanty-towns in the city: late-colonial Algiers and Casablanca’, 2012-2013, £41k.

British Academy Small Research Grant, ‘Colonial rule and resistance: the shanty-towns of Algiers and Casablanca (1930-1962)’, 2007, £3.79k.

British Academy British Conference Grant (with co-applicant Dr. Andrew Stafford), for Leeds University Centre for French and Francophone Cultural Studies / Society for French Postcolonial Studies Conference, Republic and Empire, French Institute, London, 2004, £1.6k. 

Arts and Humanities Research Board Study Leave Award, ‘The social memories of the 1961 massacre of Algerians’, 2002-2003, £9.4k. 

British Academy British Conference Grant (with co-applicants Prof. Brian Jenkins and Dr. Sarah Waters) for Contemporary French Politics and Society conference ‘New Voices? Alternative Politics in France’, 2002, £879.

British Academy Small Research Grant, ‘The social memories of the 1961 massacre of Algerians’, 2001, £678.

Other esteem factors (selection)

Invited speaker to Salon international du livre d’Alger (SILA) (Algiers International Book Fair), 2012 and 2014.

External examiner (undergraduate) at University of Stirling and University of Central Lancashire.

Funding assessor for Agence nationale de la recherche; Economic and Social Research Council; European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS).

Advisor to: Cambridge University Press; I.B. Tauris; Liverpool UP; Manchester UP; Oxford UP; Palgrave Macmillan; Peter Lang; Yale UP; Zed Books. 

Public engagement / Impact (selection)

In addition to working with radio and print journalists, documentary film-makers and novelists, I have advised the Académie de Créteil and the following associations: Ancrages (Marseille); Au nom de la mémoire (Paris); Centre des Algériens et Franco-Algériens en Rhône Alpes (Lyon); Fondation Amirat (Algiers); Initiative urbaine (Casablanca). 

Further details regarding the ‘Paris 1961’ project

Talk to public study day in honour of Benjamin Stora, MUCEM, Marseille, May 2018

‘Mobilisations mémorielles autour des violences coloniales et de l’immigration : entre le local and le national (Paris, Marseille, Alger)’, Nuit des débats (Paris City Council), Paris, April 2016.

Advisor to French government on François Hollande’s speech of 19 March 2016 commemorating the end of the Algerian war of independence.

‘L’histoire et la mémoire du massacre du 17 octobre 1961’, invited talk to Villetaneuse Town Council, October 2015.  

‘Bidonvilles comme enjeu de mémoire : Alger, Casablanca, Paris’, invited talk to public study day on urban memory, Association Ancrages, Marseille, March 2013.

Invited speaker to Salon international du livre d’Alger (SILA) (Algiers International Book Fair), 2012 and 2014.

Du silence faisons table rase? Le 17 octobre 1961, histoire d’une réapparition’, invited public talk to CNHI, Paris, 13 October 2011, (podcast)

Appearance on France Culture, programme ‘La Fabrique de l’histoire’, 16 December 2010

Research talks given since 2009 (selection)

2018    ‘Shantytowns as a public health, administrative, political and security “problem” in colonial Algiers and Casablanca’, paper to international workshop on the Informal City, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, July.   

2018    ‘Enjeux sociax, politiques et sécuritaires du nombre : recensements et dénombrements dans les bidonvilles d’Alger (1941-1962)’, paper to international workshop ‘Counting shacks and their inhabitants: the production and use of statistics on the informal city in the 20th century’, IHTP, Paris, January. 

2017    ‘Shantytowns (bidonvilles) in colonial Algiers and Casablanca: development, official intervention and non-intervention (1912-1962)’, paper to workshop ‘The political and administrative origins of the informal city, 19th-20th century’, Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle, Paris.   

2017    ‘Solidarity and fear in an Algiers shantytown before, during and after the war for independence’, invited paper to conference ‘The Algerian War of Independence: Global and Local Histories, 1954-62, and After’, St.Antony’s / Trinity College, Oxford, May.   

2016    ‘La Cité Mahieddine à Alger: un quartier populaire en situation coloniale, 1941- 1962’, paper to seminar Pour une histoire sociale de l’Algérie colonisée, Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle, Paris, April.   

2016    ‘Les séquelles de la guerre d’indépendance algérienne à Paris et à Alger : quelques exemples de contestation de la marginalisation mémorielle’, invited paper to study day ‘Guerre et mémoire, mémoires des vainqueurs, mémoires des vaincus’, Lille-III University, February.    

2015    ‘Des violences coloniales dans leur contexte urbain : Alger, Casablanca, Paris’, invited paper to international seminar ‘Approches comparées des violences en situation coloniale’, University of Constantine (Algeria), October.    

2015    ‘Villes, mobilisations, répression : Alger, Casablanca et Paris, 1945-1962’, invited paper to seminar ‘Violences coloniales, violences impériales. Comparaisons, circulations, transferts (XIXe-XXe siècles)’, Centre d’Histoire de Sciences-Po, Paris, May. 

2015    ‘Autour de quelques exemples de massacres coloniaux dans leur contexte urbain : Alger, Casablanca, Paris’, invited paper to conference ‘Massacres coloniaux’, University of Bejaïa (Algeria), May. 

2015    ‘Enjeux d’histoire et de mémoire autour de deux quartiers populaires de Casablanca et d’Alger’, invited lecture to ENS-Lyon History Department, April.

2014    'Comparing forms of repressive state violence in Algiers, Casablanca and Paris during decolonisation (1945-1962)’, invited paper to conference ‘Decolonization and the origins of “excessive violence”’, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leiden, December.  

2014 Comparative spatial dynamics of anti-colonial resistance: Algiers, Casablanca, Hanoi and Saigon’, invited paper to conference ‘Maghreb-Indochine’, Université du Québec à Montréal, September.    

2014    ‘La ville dans la guerre : les migrations vers Alger, 1954-1962’, invited lecture to Centre d’études maghrebines en Algérie (CEMA), American Institute for Maghrib Studies), Oran (Wahran) Algeria, September.  

2014 ‘La ville dans la guerre : les migrations vers Alger, 1954-1962’, invited paper to workshop ‘Guerres, Empires et migrations’, Centre d’histoire sociale du XXe siècle / CNHI, Paris, June. 

2014 ‘Shantytowns and colonial welfare reform in Algiers and Casablanca, 1930-1962’, invited paper to workshop ‘Welfare and Decolonization’, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, June.  

2013    ‘Shantytowns in the city: Algiers and Casablanca as a (post)colonial archive’, invited paper to workshop on ‘Post-Utopian Archives’, University of East Anglia (UK), May. 

2013    Three research lectures on shantytowns in Algiers and Casablanca as invited visiting researcher at the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme, Aix-en -Provence, March.  

2013    ‘Pour une histoire sociale et politique d’Alger à travers ses quartiers populaires, 1945-1962’, Glycines Study Centre, Algiers, February. 

2013    ‘Bidonvilles et villes : pour une lecture spatiale de l’histoire des migrations algériennes (post)coloniales’, invited paper to conference ‘Penser l’anti -impérialisme, militer pour la décolonisation’, Lille-III University, January.  

2012    ‘Lectures et relectures de la ville (post)coloniale : avant et après 1962’, paper to conference ‘1962 : un monde’, CRASC, Wahran / Oran (Algeria), October. 

2012    ‘Colonial governance and the spatial dynamics of nationalism in late-colonial Algiers and Casablanca (1945-1962)’ invited paper to international conference ‘Algerian and Arab Revolutions: an international and comparative perspective Portsmouth, March 2012.

2011    ‘Re-inventing the City. Challenging colonial rule in Casablanca, Algiers and Paris, 1952-1961’, invited keynote lecture to Conference of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies entitled The Postcolonial City, French Institute, London, November. 

2011    ‘Migrations, nationalismes et situation coloniale urbaine : Alger et Casablanca, années 1940-1960’, invited paper to conference ‘Penser le national. Au Maghreb et ailleurs’, Tunis University, September. 

2011    ‘Migration, shantytowns and the disruption of colonial order: Algiers and Casablanca in the late-colonial period’, invited paper to conference ‘New Francophonies and Colonial Languages in a Global World’, University of Urbana-Champaign, April.

2010    ‘Les bidonvilles d’Alger (1945-1962) : des espaces à part ?’, invited paper to research seminar Populations et rapports sociaux en situation coloniale, Centre d’histoire sociale du XXè siècle Paris, April.  

2009    ‘Surveillance, encadrement et répression sous le Protectorat du Maroc : du monde urbain aux grands centres urbains’ invited paper to conference ‘Police et empires coloniaux’, Paris-Sorbonne, November 2009.  

2009 Bidonvilles au quotidien et en temps de crise : espaces d’échanges et de contestation’, invited paper to conference ‘Ruines, traces, vestiges : Magreb-Europe – monuments de la mémoire’, Université de Ben M’sik, Casablanca, April.    

Book reviews written and articles refereed for following selected journals:

American Historical Review

Annales E.S.C.

British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

City and Society

Diasporas

Ethnic and Racial Studies

French Historical Studies

French History

French Politics, Culture and Society

French Studies

International Journal of Francophone Studies

International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies

Interventions – International Journal of Postcolonial Studies

Journal of African History

Journal of Contemporary European Studies

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Journal of Modern Jewish Studies

Journal of North African Studies

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Memory Studies   

Modern and Contemporary France

Modern Language Review

Passato e presente

Patterns of Prejudice

Urban History

Graduate supervision and examination

At Leeds, Jim has co-supervised four PhD and five MA (Research) theses to successful completion in French and Franco-Algerian history and politics, including work on the 20 August 1955 violence in Algeria, women sans-papiers campaigners in France, the representations of colonial violence within French antiracist mobilisations, and the memory of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre of June 1944. He has internally examined five theses and is currently co-supervising two PhD theses on post-independence Algeria.    

Jim has examined three theses at Paris-1, in addition to being external PhD examiner at the University of Birmingham and at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). 

Jim actively welcomes applications for research degrees across the range of Algerian, French and Moroccan history, politics and society since 1900.    

Postgraduate teaching

Co-founder of the MA in French and Francophone Cultural Studies (2004)

France and North Africa: colonial and postcolonial migrations (1919-2000) (single-taught 30-hour module)

Culture, State and Colony (1789-2000)

Interview-based research and its methodology   

Undergraduate teaching

At Leeds, Jim has taught on 20 modules, which include:

Algerian War of Independence (single-taught)

Antiracism in France since 1945 (single-taught)

Literary representations of the Maghrebi migrant experiences in France since 1945 (single-taught)

Social and Ideological Change in France since 1968

Politics and Society in France since 1945

World Histories (diasporas)

Black Atlantic

Foundations of Modern French Thought