Organic Resistance: The Struggle Over Industrial Farming in Postwar France (UNC Press, 2018).
There are two surprises in Organic Resistance. First, French farming is not the bastion of gastronomic refinement that the world tends to believe that it is. And the origins of organic farming do not lie with the radical left, but instead with the fascist right. From its capitalist successes to the politically suspect origins of its turn to terroir, French farming is not at all what it seems. Organic Resistance delves into the intersecting narratives of economic modernization, the birth of organic farming, the development of a strong agricultural protest movement, and the rise of environmentalism. This fresh perspective, grounded in as-yet unexplored archives, provides an antidote to recent works that have focused on the gastronomy, tourism and leisure associated with the French countryside while ignoring the weight of big agriculture in the national economy and its role in shaping rural life and landscapes.
Honorable mention for the Society for French Historical Studies' David H. Pinkney Prize for best book in French history.
Shortlisted for the Canadian Historical Association's Wallace K. Ferguson Prize for best book in a field other than Canadian history.
Guest co-editor of special issue of Modern and Contemporary France titled "French Industrial Food and its Critics" (expected publication in autumn 2019).
"Agricultural High Modernism and Land Reform in Postwar France," Agricultural History (scheduled for publication in autumn 2019).
"Manufacturing a Multifunctional Countryside: Operational Landscapes, Urban Desire, and the French State, 1945-1976," French Politics, Culture & Society 36, no. 2 (Summer 2018): 53-76.
"History for Sale: The International Art Market and the Nation State," International Journal of Cultural Property, vol. 13, no. 3 (2006): 259-283.
"La modernisation agricole française d’après 1945 : politiques et contestations," in Ed. Christophe Bonneuil. Une Autre histoire des modernisations agricoles au XXe siècle (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2019).
"Land reform, European integration, and the industrialization of agriculture in postwar France," in Ed. Kiran Klaus Patel. Fertile Ground for Europe? The History of European Integration and the Common Agricultural Policy since 1945 (Baden-Baden: Nomos 2009): 119-137.
Slow Violence: An Introduction to Political Ecology
The Wheels of Commerce: From Industrial Revolutions to Global Capitalism
An Inconvenient Truth: The Human History of Climate Change
Riots and Revolution: A History of Modern France
Barbarity and Civilisation in Modern Europe
Liberalism and its Critics: A History of Modern Political Thought
Money Talks: Advanced Readings in Economic History
Writing I (Washington University Prison Education Program at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center)
Independent studies in the history of economic thought