Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall named president-elect of American Historical Association

Tyler Stovall
UC Santa Cruz Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall (photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)
book cover Tyler Stovall's Transnational France: The Modern History of a Universal Nation

UC Santa Cruz humanities dean Tyler Stovall has been chosen as president-elect of the American Historical Association (AHA). 

The AHA is the largest professional organization in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of history and historical thinking.

It brings together historians from all specializations and professions, providing advocacy and leadership on current issues such as academic freedom, access to archives, and the centrality of history to public culture.

Stovall earned his B.A. in history from Harvard University and an M.A. in European history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he went on to receive a Ph.D. in Modern European/French History with a minor in Latin American Studies.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles in the field of modern French history, specializing in transnational history, labor, colonialism, and race.

Stovall's latest book Transnational France: The Modern History of a Universal Nation, was published earlier this year.

His other recent books include Black France ⁄ France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness, and Paris and the Spirit of 1919: Consumer Struggles, Transnationalism, and Revolution—both published in 2012.