The Department of History has hired Dr. Michelle Mann as a new RCI Teaching Postdoc (Pullman campus) to start in Fall 2017. Dr. Mann received her PhD in 2016 from Brandeis University. She has published four peer-reviewed articles and is currently preparing her book manuscript, Not Quite Citizens: Islam, ‘Assimilation’ and the Origins of Nationalism in French Colonial Algeria, 1870-1930, for submission. Dr. Mann held a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in 2014­­­­­­-15 and has received two awards from the American Institute of Maghreb Studies.  She has also served as the Director for Brandeis University’s Writing Center for two years and has taught courses on “Methods in Historical Research,” “Resistance and Revolution in the Colonized World,” and “Empire and its Contradictions.”

Dr. Mann will be spending this summer 2017 mixed between moving to the Palouse, attending a conference in South Korea and participating in an NEH Summer Seminar on women’s voices in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia at Oregon State University. She is excited to join our community and looks forward to the opportunity to move West. Dr. Mann can be reached at