2015 01 14 Lunch with Marilyn Yalom and Marie-Pierre Ulloa .
Marie-Pierre Ulloa is a lecturer in the French and Italian Department, teaching Francophone Literature and Cinema.
She is the author of Francis Jeanson, a Dissident Intellectual from the French Resistance to the Algerian War (Stanford University Press, 2008).
She was awarded the honorific title of "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Republic in 2013, one of the highest cultural honors France offers, for her contribution to the production and diffusion of French and Francophone culture in the United States.
She holds a degree in History from the University of La Sorbonne, a MA in History and Political Science and an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in History (summa cum laude) from Sciences Po in Paris, where she wrote her dissertation on intellectual dissidence from World War II to post-Algerian War through the case study of French existentialist philosopher Francis Jeanson. She has an ongoing research project on the Maghrebi Diaspora in the United States.
French Colonialism in the Maghreb
Decolonization and Politics of Memory
History of Immigration, Exile and Diaspora
History and Culture of Sephardic Jews
Francis Jeanson, a Dissident Intellectual from the French Resistance to the Algerian War, based on extensive new archival materials, published by Stanford University Press in 2008 (also published in French and in Arabic).
La France à Stanford: 51ème Congrès de la Society for French Historical Studies In Vingtième Siècle, revue d'histoire, numéro 87, juillet/septembre (2005)
Research Grant, Mediterranean Studies Forum, Stanford, 2011-2013
Research Grant, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford, 2011-2014
Translation Grant, French Ministry of Culture - Centre National du Livre, 2008
Hemingway Grant, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, 2007
Award of Excellence for recognition of significant contribution to the diffusion of knowledge of Algerian history and culture conferred by the Algerian-American Association of Northern California (2005)
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Francaise (2013)
Referee for Stanford University Press, and for La Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée
Fellowship Selection Committees for the Humanities Center (2009-2012), the Haas Center, and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies (2012-2013)
Stanford University Service
Assistant Director, French Film Festival, "From Script to Screen: Conversation on Contemporary French Cinema" (2005-2006)
Coordinator, French Culture Workshop (2005-2006)
Associate Director, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies (2006-2008)
Associate Director, Mediterranean Studies Forum (2006-2008)
Senior Executive Officer, International Programs, Humanities Center (2009-2012)
Associate Director for Academic Programming, Taube Center for Jewish Studies (2012-2014)
French and Italian Department, Stanford University
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Cadis, Paris
Mediterranean Studies Forum, Stanford University
Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
Eurogolfe Forum, Europe, the Gulf and the Mediterrenean. Reviving Common Legacies, Mapping our New Region, Venice, Italy (2008)
Marilyn Yalom (born 1932) is a feminist author and historian. She is a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She served as the institute's director from 1984 to 1985.
Marilyn Yalom has an extensive list of scholarly publications, including Blood Sisters (1993), A History of the Breast (1997), A History of the Wife (2001), Birth of the Chess Queen (2004),The American Resting Place (2008) with photos by Reid Yalom, and How the French Invented Love (2012).
Her books have been translated into 20 languages.
In addition to her text, The American Resting Place contains a portfolio of 64 black and white art photos taken by her son Reid Yalom. Marilyn Yalom was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly “honoring extraordinary leadership in the literary arts and continued commitment to ensuring the quality of reading” through her book The American Resting Place: Four Hundred Years of History, thereby benefiting the people of the City and County of San Francisco and the State of California.”
Her most recent book, How the French Invented Love, was short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Gauss literary award and for the American Library in Paris book award, in 2013.
Yalom was decorated by the French government as an Officier des Palmes Academiques in 1991, and she received an Alumnae Achievement Award from Wellesley College in 2013.
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