About Sarah Miles
I am currently a PhD candidate in History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she plans to graduate in Summer 2023. I consider myself an intellectual historian of France and the francophone world, specializing in the Atlantic World in the twentieth century. My dissertation examines the complex transnational publishing networks that connected revolutionaries in France, Quebec and Algeria in the 1960s and ’70s. In it, I argue that participation in these networks fundamentally shaped global left-wing ideologies and transformed how local groups thought about decolonization and anticolonialism, race, language, and national identity.
In general, I have worked on the social history of ideas, the history of print media and reading culture, and the history of the far left in the twentieth century. I have been both a guest and a host on a variety of podcast episodes in French and in English and would be thrilled to work with the NBN!