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Herrick Chapman

Local Affiliate


Herrick Chapman

Herrick Chapman 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.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Associate Professor of History, Institute of French Studies, New York University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University