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Brunet, Luc-André

Lecturer in Twentieth Century European History

The Open University, United Kingdom


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2015/2016

Ph.D. Institution

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


I earned my PhD in International History at the LSE in 2014, for which I was awarded an SSHRC doctoral fellowship.  In 2014-15 I was the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow in Contemporary International History at LSE.
My PhD thesis, ‘The New Industrial Order: Vichy, Steel, and the Origins of the Monnet Plan, 1940-1946’, explores the emergence of the Cold War in France and the continuities in industrial organization from the Vichy regime to the post-war Fourth Republic.  As a Max Weber Fellow, I am extending the scope of my research to include the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, thereby examining institutional and personal continuities from Vichy France to the first supranational institutions in Europe.
I have taught international history at the undergraduate and MA level at the LSE and Queen Mary, University of London. I also co-founded and convene the joint LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History for PhD students and faculty. I am also Deputy Head of the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS and Book Review Editor of the journal Cold War History.
My research and teaching interests focus on twentieth-century Europe, with particular expertise on the Cold War, European integration, the Second World War and Vichy France, and transatlantic relations.
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