Class of 2019-20
Directeur de recherche de Classe Exceptionelle
French National Centre for Scientific Research
Rousso ranks among France’s most significant historians of the modern era. Rousso redefined the study of the link between history and memory and historical trauma with his 1994 book, The Vichy Syndrome. His work on the history and memory of World War II has influenced numerous disciplines, including history, history and memory, literary and film studies, and legal studies. He received France’s National Order of Merit in 1995. In 2018 French President Macron selected Rousso to oversee the design of the National Museum on the History of Terror. Rousso will collaborate with faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.