Academic Historian

Jacques Portes, Emeritus Professor of North American History, Paris 8 University. Education: Ph.D., Paris I, 1987; M.A., Paris I, 1965; B.A., Paris I, 1964. Grants, Fellowships, Honors, and  Awards: Gilbert Chinard Book Prize, 2000, of the society for French Historical Studies, for Fascination and Misgivings  (New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000). Garlow Fund Award of Buffalo Bill Historical Center,  Cody (Wyo.)  for a project of biography of Buffalo Bill.  Inaugural  Foreign-Language Book Prize of the OAH (1994), for, Une Fascination réticente, published in October 2000, by Cambridge University Press, as Fascination and Misgivings. Prize of foundation Drouyn de Lhuys from Académie des Sciences morales et politiques (1990), for the book Une fascination réticente, les Etats-Unis dans l’opinion française, 1870 – 1914 (Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 1990). Prize  John Jaffe, for the best dissertation defended in social sciences (1987), by the Rector of the Academy Chancellor of Paris Universities, (1989). Fulbright Scholarship, Harvard University (1991)). Professional Affiliations: OAH; French Association of American Studies. Publications and Other Projects: Histoire des États-Unis, de 1776 à nos jours (Paris, Colin, 2013). Le paradoxe américain (Paris : le Cavalier bleu, 2011) Les Américains et la guerre du Vietnam  (Paris: Vilo-Complexe, 2008).  Barack Obama, Un nouveau  visage américain, (Paris : Payot, 2008). Lyndon Johnson (Paris: Biographie Payot, 2007); Buffalo Bill (Paris : Fayard, 2002); Fascination and  Misgivings. The United States in French  Opinion, 1870-1914. Translated by Elborg Forster (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2000); De la scène à l’écran.. Naissance de la Culture de masse américaine  (Paris: Belin, 1997).  I have been teaching American history–including political history, Vietnam War  history, movie and history– at Paris 8 University from 1995 to 2012. My  scholarship has focused on cultural exchanges between France and the U.S. I have worked on American cultural history and on the Sixties. My work  has extended to television and radio, including appearances on Channel 5 and France Culture.

Gaston Monnerville (1897–1991)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Born in Cayenne, French Guiana to parents Marc Saint-Yves Monnerville and Marie-Françoise Orville, Gaston Monnerville was the grandson of a slave. His family was from Case-Pilote in Martinique, but moved to French Guiana where two sons were born: Pierre and Gaston. … Read MoreGaston Monnerville (1897–1991)