History & Anthropology
Dr. Micah Alpaugh
Wood Hall Room 136P
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Spring 2013 Office Hours: MWF 8:50-9:50AM and MW 1:50-2:50PM 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 collective emotion in mass political rallies, middle-class identities in the Bastille insurrection, the English origins of the French Jacobins, and National Assembly’s political dynamics in 1789 – I am also in the research stages of preparing a book-length original synthesis utilizing both transnational and comparative perspectives titled “Protest in the Age of Democratic Revolutions: America, Britain, France and Haiti, 1765-1800.”
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
Social Movements and Democracy, 1750-Present
Writing in the Social Sciences
*“A Personal Revolution: National Assembly Deputies and the Politics of 1789,”The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution(contract signed with Oxford University Press for 2013).
* “Collective Emotion and the Federation Movement of 1789-1790,” forthcoming in Annales historiques de la Révolution française (Spring 2013).
*“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.
*“Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte,” in French History (forthcoming).
*“De l’excellence du peuple dans un état libre,” inH-France Review12 (July 2012), no. 75.
*“Charles Dickens,A Tale of Two Cities, and the French Revolution,” inH-France Review11 (August 2011), no. 171.
*“The Jacobites at Urbino: An Exiled Court in Transition,” inBritain and the World4, no. 1 (Spring 2011), 167-9.
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
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
Travel (46 states, 38 countries), research libraries and archives (137 in Europe so far), hiking, skiing, bodysurfing, Dodgers, Lakers and big crowds.