Yuval Tal is a historian of French, Jewish, and Mediterranean history. His research explores encounters between the French state and the three non-French groups that inhabited French Algeria: Algerian Muslims, Algerian Jews, and Catholic immigrants of Mediterranean origin. His work examines French efforts to integrate the members of these groups into French society, and reveals the importance of ethnicity to France’s republican project of national assimilation.
Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Yuval earned his BA and MA in history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His broader areas of interest include social theory, urban and labor history, gender theory, and the history of sexuality.
Main Advisor: Professor Moss, Professor Shepard