Associate Professor in contemporary history at the University of Le Mans, and previously post-doctoral fellow at the Centre For Social History Of Contemporary Worlds (CHS). Fellow at the Institute of Convergent migration (ICM). After a Ph.D. thesis on the residential trajectories and public politics concerning Algerian families in France between 1945 and 1985, I have taught history geography at the Maurice Utrillo secondary school in Stains (Seine-Saint-Denis). In parallel to this position I continue research on Algerian migration, the history of shantytowns and more largely the Parisian suburbs of the 20th century. With regard to AMuLoP’s exhibition, I am the lead coordinator of the research (archival work and interviews of the residents) and of its general coordination.
I have worked in several projects bringing together performance art, historical communication and social engagement (Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Théâtre de Vanves, collectif La Folie Kilomètre). I am interested in situated projects, constructed with a specific area and population and I am inspired by the ways such encounters can disrupt my own representations. I am responsible for the production of the temporary exhibition, while also being actively involved in questions of scenography and communication.