Sandrine Bertaux is a comparative historian focusing on the relationship between population knowledge, political authority and statecraft in twentieth-century Europe. She holds a PhD in History from the European University Institute (2002) and was a postdoctoral Mellon Fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University (2002-2004). She is currently an associate researcher at the French Institute for Anatolian Studies (IFEA) in Istanbul. Previously, she was a lecturer in the English Department of Political Science and International Relations at Marmara University (2006-2013), a non-residential fellow in the research program “The Culturalization of Citizenship: The Netherlands in Comparative Perspective,” at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (2009-2012) and a visiting associate professor at the University of Strasbourg (Spring 2013).
She is the author of Projecting the Nation: European States in the 1920s and 1930s (Istanbul: Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Centre, 2006), the catalogue of the exhibition she curated for the Ottoman Bank Museum in Istanbul and held from December 2006 till March 2007. Her most recent articles appeared in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, European Journal of Turkish Studies, Public Culture, Historical Social Research, as well as a contributed chapter to Citizenship and Security: The Constitution of Political Being (Xavier Guillaume and Jef Huysmans eds., London: Routledge, 2013). While at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Sandrine will continue her research on the politics of census, citizenship and difference in late imperial and postcolonial France from a comparative and global perspective.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
September 2016 - February 2017