Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Mélanie Lamotte

Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Department of French and Italian

  • Ph.D., 2015, University of Cambridge, History
  • M.A., 2011, University of Cambridge, Early Modern History
  • B.A., 2009, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne/University of Cambridge, History
Academic Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, French and Africana Studies, 2020
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, Humanities Center, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, 2020
  • Lecturer, Stanford University, CCSRE and History, 2020
  • Junior Research Fellow, Cambridge University, Newnham College, History, 2017
  • Lecturer, Cambridge University, History, 2017
  • Visiting Scholar, Australia National University, Humanities Research Center, 2017
  • Supervisor for Undergraduate History Students, University of Cambridge, Jesus College and Trinity Hall, 2016

Research & Teaching Specializations: Race, ethnicity and colonialism in the early modern period; French colonial world; Atlantic world/Indian Ocean history and literature.

Related Experience
  • Core Curriculum Committee Member, Tulane University, Africana Studies Program, 2020-2021
  • Peer Reviewing, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 2018-2019
  • Peer Reviewing, Annales de Démographie Historique, 2018-2019
  • Race Equality Charter Committee Member, University of Cambridge, 2016-2017
  • World History Subject Group Member, University of Cambridge, History Faculty, 2016-2017
  • Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, Humanities Center – CCSRE, 2017-2020
  • Research Fellowship, Australian National University, Humanities Research Center, Summer 2017
  • Short-Term Research Fellowship, Brown University, John Carter Brown Library, Summer 2015
  • Grant, “The History Project,” Harvard and Cambridge University, Center for History and Economics, 2013
  • Members’ History Prize for the best MPhil dissertation, University of Cambridge, History Faculty, 2012
  • AHRC Placement Scheme Fellowship, Kluge Center, Library of Congress, 2013
  • Irene Némirovsky Memorial Prize, University of Cambridge, Robinson College, 2013
  • French
  • Guadeloupean Creole
  • Latin
  • German
Overseas Experience
  • France
Selected Publications
  • Under review. “Beyond the Atlantic: Transoceanic Connections and the Standardization of Racial Policies in the Early French Empire.” The William and Mary Quarterly.
  • Forthcoming. “Race and Assimilation in the Historiography of the Early Modern French Empire.” The Historical Journal.
  • 2017. “Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic by Jennifer L. Palmer.” The William and Mary Quarterly 74, no. 2. 373-378
  • 2016. “Colour Prejudice in the Early Modern French Atlantic World.” Pp. 151-71 in The Atlantic World. Edited by D’Maris Coffman, Adrian Leonard, William O’Reilly. Routledge.
  • 2015. “A Guide to French Louisiana Sources.” Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 11, no. 3. 185-211
Recently Taught Latin American-Related Courses
  • FREN 7370: Le Monde Atlantique Français

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