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Paul Schor

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Title: Associate Professor


Research Themes:

  • US Social History, 1860-1945
  • Immigration, minorities, gender, discrimination, segregation history (US, 1860-1945)
  • Consumers’ history
  • History of norms
  • Social history of popular music

Current Projects:

  • Making people American (1860-1945): history of the norms of everyday life, of the role of Federal, State and county agents in the standardization of consumer practices, integration into a national market, with an emphasis on minority and rural families.

Education and Academic Positions:

  • 2001, Ph.D., EHESS. “Compter et classer. Histoire des catégories de la population dans le recensement américain, 1790-1940.”
  • 2002-2008, Associate Professor, Université Paris X Nanterre
  • 2008-present, Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot

Research Supervision:

  • US social history, 1860-1945: immigration, minorities, gender, discrimination, ségrégation, unequality, population.
  • Consumers’ history
  • Social history of popular music.
  • History of social sciences

Selected Publications:

  • Counting Americans. How the US Census Classified the Nation, Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Editor and Introduction (, IdeAS, vol 6 « Migrer dans les Amériques », avec Françoise Lestage, Decembre 2015,
  • Manfred Berg, Isabel Soto et Paul Schor, "The Weight of Words: writing about race in the United States and Europe", The American Historical Review, 119 (3), June 2014, p. 800-808.
  • De l’émancipation à la ségrégation: le Sud des États-Unis après la guerre de Sécession, 1865-1896, PUF, 2009 (with Nicolas Barreyre).

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