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Herrick Chapman

Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair


Herrick Chapman

Herrick Chapman is professor emeritus of history at New York University. He is a modern European historian working mainly on the social, economic, and political history of twentieth-century France. Much of his work focuses on the uses of state authority in French society, and from that optic he has written on labor relations and business enterprise, gender, and the welfare state, shopkeepers and anti-tax rebellions, and racism and discrimination. His book, France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic (Harvard, 2018), explores how the French rebuilt their economy and their polity after the Second World War. He is currently exploring the impact of colonial war on France. Chapman also serves as the editor of the journal, French Politics, Culture & Society.

Chapman is co-chair of the European Politics Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University.


  • Professor Emeritus of History, New York University
  • Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University