Cameron Zinsou

Zinsou

Cameron Zinsou

Graduate Assistant


World War II, Modern Military History, Diplomatic History, Nationalism, Modern Europe, Modern US


cgz7@msstate.edu

Bio

I study the civilian experience in Montélimar, France during World War II.  My dissertation, "Occupied: The Civilian Experience in Montélimar, 1939-1946", investigates the relationship civilians of Montélimar had with the town throughout the course of the war.  I do so by analyzing how the spaces and places of Montélimar altered throughout the course of the war, and how civilians understood and interpreted these shifts.

Education

Ph.D. in American History (August 2013 – Present)
Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
Dissertation: "Occupied: The Civilian Experience in Montélimar, 1939-1946"

 M.A. in History (May 2013)
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Thesis: “The Strategic and Operational Debate over Operation Anvil: The Allied
Invasion of Southern France in August, 1944”

 B.A. in History (May 2010)
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Academic Career

Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University (August 2013 - Present)
Department of History, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

Research Fellow, Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group (May 2015 – August 2015)
College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, Washington D.C.

Graduate Research Assistant, Mississippi State University (May 2014 – August 2014)

Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas (January 2011 – May 2013)

Department of History, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Graduate Research Assistant, University of North Texas (January 2011 - August   2011)
Department of History, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Publications

  • Review of The French Resistance, Olivier Wieviorka. Journal of Military History (forthcoming).
  • Review of Eisenhower's Thorn on the Rhine, Nathan Prefer. Journal of Military History 80, no. 4 (Oct 2016): 1269-1271.
  • Review of  Reluctant Warriors: Republican Popular Army and Nationalist Conscripts in the Spanish Civil War, James Matthews.  H-Net, May 2014.  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=39015
  • Review of The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II, Stephen Harding.  H-Net, November 2013.  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=39014
  • Review of Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower 1860-1960, ed. by Marble, Sanders.  H-Net, April 2013.  http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=37101

     

Papers Presented

"Exploring Occupation and Place in Vichy France," a paper presented at the Society for Military History Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, April 2017

“Neglected Stepchild: Integrating Operation Anvil into the ETO,” a paper presented at the Society for Military History Conference, Montgomery, Alabama, April 2015

“Silent Contributors: Intelligence Gathering and Deception in Preparation for Operation Anvil,” a paper presented for the Society for Military History at the Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 2014

"Reimagining the Western Front from Operation Avalanche to V-E Day," a paper presented at the International Security/Internal Safety Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2014

“Problems of Coalition Warfare: British and American Ways of War and Operation Anvil,” a paper presented for the Society for Military History at the Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 2013

“Geoffrey Wawro’s The Franco-Prussian War 1870-71 and the German Military Tradition,” a lecture presented at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, November 2012

“The Landings in Southern France,” a lecture presented at the U.S. Army base in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, November 2012

“The Anvil Decision: An Overview of an Overlooked Campaign,” a paper presented to the Phi Alpha Theta National Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 2012

“The Battle of Antietam,” a lecture presented at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, November 2011

 

Honors & Awards

Allan R. Millett Dissertation Research Fellowship Award, Society for Military History, 2017

James W. Garner Scholarship, Mississippi State University, 2016-2017

Courses Taught

History 1213 - Early Western World Civilization

History 4303 - The New South

Professional Associations

  • American Historical Association (July 2015-Present)
  • Society for Military History (September 2012-Present)
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society (November 2009-Present)

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