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Claire Parfait

Université Paris 13

I teach American studies and book history at Université Paris 13. I am currently working on a book on African American historians from the 1830s to the 1930s.

Subjects: History


I'm a Professor of American Studies and Book History at the University of Paris 13.  I'm principal investigator of the three-year Sorbonne Paris Cité project "Writing History from the Margins: the Case of African Americans" ( The book "Writing History from the Margins" could not have been written without the support of Sorbonne Paris Cité and the team of researchers and students who have been working together for the past three years. It's been an exciting experience.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    I specialize in African American history, historiography, and book history; I'm also interested (among others) in the  circulation of popular literature between the US, France and Britain in the 19th-century.

Personal Interests

    I love traveling, going to the movies, the theater, the opera.


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 Featured Title - The Publishing History of Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852–2002 - 1st Edition book cover


European journal of American studies

"From One Crisis to the Other: History and Literature in The Crisis from 1910"

Published: Jun 06, 2016 by European journal of American studies
Authors: Lamia Dzanouni, Hélène Le Dantec-Lowry and Claire Parfait
Subjects: History

This essay investigates the role of literature and the links between literature, news-reporting, and history in the NAACP magazine The Crisis between 1910 and the early 1920s.