Dr Gavin Murray-Miller is a Lecturer in Modern European History at Cardiff University and is currently a Senior Fellow at the State Academic University for the Humanities (GAUGN) at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. In the past, he has held research fellowships at the Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG) in Mainz, Germany and the École normale supérieure in Paris. His research has focused on nineteenth-century French politics, colonial North Africa and the origins of the French imperial nation-state. His publications have examined European culture and society in a trans-Mediterranean framework, noting the parallel development of nationalism and imperialism in the formation of European political structures. His work has explored a diverse range of themes, including modernism, colonization, revolution and radical ideologies.
He is the author of The Cult of The Modern: Trans-Mediterranean France and The Construction of French Modernity (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), as well as the author of over a dozen articles and chapters in journals such as French History, History, the Annuaire d’Études Françaises, and French Historical Studies.