Dr Andrea Brazzoduro

  • Decolonization (Algeria, France)
  • History of representations and social uses of the past
  • Critical theory and postcolonial studies

I am currently working to my new book, which aims to frame a transnational history of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962), going beyond both the (opposing) French and Algerian (national) narratives, to resituate the war in its Mediterranean, European, and eventually its global contexts. Inseparable from such rewriting is critical attention to the construction and voicing of individual, familial, and local memories and memorialisation (and the concomitant forgetting, or silences) of the war, and its key role in social memory in Algeria and France since 1962. In May 2017, I co-convened a major international conference on these topics: The Algerian War of Independence: Global and Local Histories, 1954–62, and Beyond.


Complete list of publications on Academia

See page on St Antony’s College website

Featured Publication

Soldati senza causa. Memorie della guerra d’Algeria (Soldiers Without a Cause. Memories of the Algerian War) (Roma-Bari: Laterza, 2012)

Soldati Senza Causa

 Publisher website 

Drawing from the most recent research in the field of oral history and memory studies, the book considers the Algerian War of Independence and its enduring impact on contemporary France. Based on new oral history interviews, Soldiers without a cause explores the way in which French veterans compose their memories of the war within present-day social frameworks of memory, and sheds a new light on the shift, in the public space, from the ‘Vichy syndrome’ to the on-going ‘Algerian syndrome’.


• Paolo Mieli, Corriere della Sera, 10 July 2012 
• Anna Foa, L'Osservatore Romano, 29 August 2012 
• Angelo Del Boca, I Sentieri della Ricerca, September 2012
• Alessandro Triulzi, il manifesto, 11 October 2012 
• Goffredo Fofi, Lo Straniero, November 2012
• Daniele Rocca, L'indice dei libri, December 2012
• Renate Siebert, Il Mestiere di Storico, V, 1/2013
• Grazielle Gaballo, Quaderno di Storia Contemporanea, 2013, 54
• Gilbert Meynier, Insaniyat, 18 (2014), 65-66
• Santo Peli, Passato e Presente, 33 (2015), 95

  • J’étais Français-musulman: itinéraire d’un soldat de l’ALN

  • review | Maria Margherita Scotti, “Vita di Giovanni Pirelli. Tra cultura e impegno militante”, Donzelli 2018

  • La France en guerre dans le second XXe siècle: Représentations et mémoires contemporaines, 2000-2017

  • Towards a postmodern national narrative? The Algerian war memorial and contemporary French landscapes of memory

  • Beyond national history? Three replies to the challenges of global history

  • Introduction

  • review | Guy Pervillé, "Histoire iconoclaste de la guerre d'Algérie et de sa mémoire", Vendémiaire 2018

  • Köln Concert. Retour sur un « cohérent délire » postcolonial

  • Oral Histories and Postcolonial Memories: Towards a Multi-Vocal Narrative of the Algerian War of Independence

  • Negotiating memories of protest in Western Europe : the case of ItalyHajek, Andrea[2013] | Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan

  • More

I currently teach:

Prelims: FHS:

General History XIV: The Global Twentieth Century, 1930-2003