History & Anthropology
Dr. Micah Alpaugh
Wood Hall Room 136
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Fall 2014 Office Hours: 11:30-2:00 T/TH or by appointment
I broadly consider myself a historian of social movements, particularly their rise, development and diffusion in France and across the eighteenth-century Atlantic World. My first book manuscript, “Nonviolence and the French Revolution: Political Demonstrations and Popular Democracy in Paris, 1787-1795,” looks at the development of protest marches in the French capital and the broader prevalence of physically nonviolent, collaborative strategies for achieving revolutionary change. In addition to several article-length projects – looking at subjects like middle-class identities in the Bastille insurrection, the British origins of the French Jacobins, collective emotion in the Revolution's largest political rallies, the National Assembly's political dynamics in 1789, and the Right of Resistance to Oppression – I am also writing a second book, "Transatlantic Revolutions: The Rise of the Social Movement in Britain, America, Ireland and France, 1765-1793," examining the strong but heretofore largely neglected connections between the Revolutionary era's principal causes.
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2010.
M.A. University of California, Irvine, 2006.
B.A. Northern Arizona University, 2004.
Early Modern World History
Modern World History
Early Modern Europe, 1450-1815
Age of the French Revolution and Napoleon
Contemporary Europe, 1945-Present
Decolonization and Neocolonialism
Social Movements and Democracy, 1750-Present (seminar)
Protest and Democracy (honors seminar)
Atlantic Revolutions (seminar)
Revolution and Democracy in the Atlantic World (graduate seminar)
Writing in the Social Sciences (seminar)
Non-Violence and the French Revolution: Political Demonstrations in Paris, 1787-1795 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
* “The British Origins of the French Jacobins: Radical Sociability and the Development of Political Club Networks, 1787-1793,” forthcoming in European History Quarterly in fall 2014.
* “A Self-Defining Bourgeoisie in the Early French Revolution: The Milice bourgeoise, The Bastille Days of 1789, and Their Aftermath,” Journal of Social History 47, no. 3 (Spring 2014), 696-720.
* “Les émotions collectives et le mouvement des fédérations, 1789-1790.” Annales historiques de la Révolution française 372 (April-June 2013), 49-80.
*“The Politics of Escalation in French Revolutionary Protest: Political Demonstrations, Nonviolence and Violence in theGrandes journéesof 1789,”French History23, no. 3 (Fall 2009), 336-359.
*The Making of the Parisian Political Demonstration: A Case Study of 20 June 1792,”Proceedings of the Western Society for French History34 (2007), 101-119.
*“Controlling Paris: Armed Forces and Counter-Revolution, 1789-1848,” submitted to French History.
*“Re-Imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolution,” H-Diplo Review (Jan. 2014), no. 2; re=posted in H-Law (Jan. 2014).
*“Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte,” in French History 27 no.2, (June 2013), 473-4.
*“Pour quoi faire la Révolution?” H-France Review Vol. 13 (July 2013), no. 78.
*“De l’excellence du peuple dans un état libre,” in H-France Review 12 (July 2012), no. 75.
*“Charles Dickens,A Tale of Two Cities, and the French Revolution,” in H-France Review 11 (August 2011), no. 171.
*“The Jacobites at Urbino: An Exiled Court in Transition,” in Britain and the World 4, no. 1 (Spring 2011), 167-9.
Honors College Faculty Fellowship, University of Central Missouri, Fall 2014-Spring 2015
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
Chancellor’s Fellowship in the Humanities, University of California-Irvine, Fall 2004 – Winter 2010
Residency Fellowship, Camargo Foundation (Cassis, France), Fall 2008
Bourse Chateaubriand (including affiliation with La Sorbonne in Paris), Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
Summer Dissertation Fellowship, UC Irvine International Center for Writing and Translation, Summer 2007
Summer Predissertation Fellowship, UC Berkeley Institut for European Studies, Summer 2006
Summer Dissertation Fellowship, University of California-Irvine, Summer 2005
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences New Faculty Achievement Award, University of Central Missouri, March 2014
History Department Award for Best Graduate Student Essay, University of California-Irvine, June 2009
Marjorie M. Farrar Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Progress on French History, French Historical Studies, March 2009
Discussing my research on Berkeley, CA, station KPFA program "Against the Grain," March 11, 2014.
Travel (47 states, 43 countries, 5 continents), research libraries and archives, hiking, skiing, bodysurfing, Dodgers, Lakers and big crowds.