Research: Political tensions over the existence and management of empire, especially the role of leftism in nineteenth-and twentieth-century colonialism, public sector labor, bureaucratic politics, rhetorics of class.
; Paul Sager is a Ph.D. candidate in French Studies and History. He earned an undergraduate degree in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is presently at work on a dissertation entitled "'Budget Eaters': The Politics of State Employment in French Colonial Indochina, 1898-1954." It is a study of union and quasi-union organizations of French and Vietnamese state employees and the negative effect their pressure on civil service wages had on the colonial state's attempts to legitimize itself in the face of a growing nationalist movement. The generosity of an Elaine Brody Humanities Research Fellowship from NYU and a Fulbright grant have allowed him to conduct archival research in Vietnam in 2007-2008 and in France in 2009.
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