Arts and Humanities Tutor (History)
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
André’s teaching spans a wide range of topics. He has taught courses on colonialism, war, intellectual and cultural history, and historiography and historical methods. His research focuses on modern France, particularly questions of citizenship, nationhood and military service. He believes that studying history can jolt us out of complacency, undermine our faith in easy answers, and teach us humility in the face of the endless diversity of the human experience.
André has taught at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and the University of Oregon’s Robert D. Clarke Honors College. He has lived in Japan, France, Switzerland, the United States, Australia and Belgium. He speaks fluent French, has forgotten most of the Swiss-German he learned in elementary school, but is making up for that by learning Flemish. He is somewhat bemused by the fact that he, his wife, and his children were all born on different continents.