Institute for Social Science Research on Algeria

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Benjamin Stora

Professor of History, Paris-XIII University

Benjamin Stora is a French historian, professor at Paris-XIII University, and Inspector General of National Education from September 2013 to June 2018. His research focuses on the history of Algeria and in particular the Algerian war for independence, and more generally on the history of the contemporary Maghreb, as well as on the French colonial Empire and immigration in France.

He became the chairman of the orientation council of the Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’Immigration in 2014 and is a member of the board of directors of the French Office for Immigration and Integration. Professor Stora has a Ph.D. in social sciences (EHESS, 1978), sociology (University Paris VII, 1984), and history (1991, University of Créteil). He has published more than twenty books and his books and articles have been translated into several languages, including English, Arabic, Spanish, German, Russian and Vietnamese.

Expertise
The history of contemporary Algeria and the War of Independence
The history of contemporary Maghreb
The French colonial empire
Immigration to France
The Jews of the Maghreb
Publications
Stora, B. Une mémoire algérienne, Paris, Robert Laffont, 2020.
Stora, B. Retours d’histoire. L’Algérie après Bouteflika, Paris, Bayard, 2019 68, et après. Les Héritages égarés, Paris, Stock, 2018.
Stora, B. Juifs, musulmans : la grande séparation, Paris, L’Esprit du temps, coll. « Quoi de neuf », 2017.
Stora, B. C’était hier en Algérie. Les Juifs d’Algérie, de l’Orient à la République, Paris, Larousse, 2016.
Stora, B. Clés retrouvées. Une enfance juive à Constantine, Paris, Stock, 2015.
Stora, B. guerre d’Algérie expliquée en images, Paris, Seuil 2014.
Stora, B. Voyages en postcolonies, Paris, Stock, 2012.