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Sung Eun Choi

Visiting Scholar 2018-2019

Residency Dates: February 1 – May 31, 2019


Sung Eun Choi

Sung Eun Choi is an assistant professor of history at Bentley University. Her research interests include modern France, immigration, decolonization, and colonialism. Choi holds a Ph.D. from UCLA and has taught at Pomona College and Washington State University. She was a fellow at the Nantes Institute of Advanced Studies between 2010-2011.

At CES, Choi will focus on France’s development efforts in Madagascar after the country gained independence in 1958. Choi will assess the efforts of a younger generation of French development experts to apply anti-colonial and anti-corporate development models in former colonies around the Indian Ocean.

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


  • Assistant Professor of History, Bentley University
  • Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University


  • Sung Eun Choi. "Decolonization and the French of Algeria: Bringing the Settler Colony Home," (Palgrave Macmillan: Cambridge Series in Imperial and Postcolonial Studies, 2016).
  • Sung Eun Choi. “Complex compatriots: French Jews in post-Vichy Algeria,” Journal of North African Studies, 2012, pp. 1-18.
  • Sung Eun Choi. “The Muslim veteran in postcolonial France: The politics of the integration of Harkis after 1962,” French Politics, Culture, and Society, 2011, pp. 24-45.

Research Project

The French politics of development in the ex-colonies of the Indian Ocean