|Monday, March 26, 2018||2:00PM - 6:00PM||108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs|
1 Devonshire Place
Dr. Lyons’ research focuses on the origins of Algerian migration to France at the height of decolonization, i.e. during the War for Algerian Independence (1954-1962). Her book, The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole: Algerian Families and the French Welfare State (SUP, 2013), examines the history of Algerian family settlement and the development of government sponsored social welfare for Algerians and other immigrant communities in France. She has just begun a research project studying the Constantine Plan for Algeria (1958), and the development of social programs at the height of the Algerian war. In particular, she is interested in examining the Service des centres sociaux, established by antrhopologist Germaine Tillion.
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