Marie-Pierre Ulloa

Marie-Pierre  Ulloa

Marie-Pierre Ulloa is a lecturer in the French Department, teaching Francophone and North African Cinema and Literature, with a keen interest for North African Sephardic history. 

She is the author of Francis Jeanson, a Dissident Intellectual from the French Resistance to the Algerian War (Stanford University Press, 2008). 
She holds a BA in History from the University of La Sorbonne, a MA in History and Political Science and an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in History (summa cum laude) from Sciences Po in Paris, where she wrote her dissertation on intellectual dissidence from World War II to post-Algerian War through the case study of French existentialist philosopher Francis Jeanson. She has two ongoing research projects, one on the Maghrebi Diaspora in the United States, and a second one on Tunisia. 
In 2013, she was honorifically knighted as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic (Minister of Culture and Communication) for her commitment and significant contribution to the diffusion of French and Francophone culture in the United States.

Research interests

  • French Colonialism in the Maghreb
  • Decolonization and Politics of Memory
  • History of Immigration and Diaspora
  • History and Culture of Sephardic Jews
  • Francophone world
  • North-African history
  • Oral history