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Mark Braude writes about the intersections of culture and politics in publications such as The Globe and MailThe Los Angeles Times, New Republic, and The Daily Beast. His first book, Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle (Simon & Schuster) was published in hardcover in 2016 and in paperback in 2017. His second book, The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon and Elba is due out with Penguin Press in 2018. He is the recipient of a 2017 Public Scholar Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

He has been a lecturer and postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, where he curated a photography show, Speed and Power, at the Cantor Center for the Arts and was named a John S. Knight Journalism Fellows Favorite Professor. He holds a PhD in History and Visual Culture from the University of Southern California, a Master’s in French Studies from New York University, and BA in History from the University of British Columbia. He has taught courses on the history of Paris; the history of fashion in France and its empire; the First World War and modernism; the history of transportation technology; and a seminar on travel writing. He has been invited to speak on subjects ranging from how scholars can benefit from innovations in data visualization to the early age of motorsport, at venues such as Stanford’s, the Volkswagen Innovation Lab, and the Office of the Historian at the US Department of State, as well as at campuses in North America and in France. He lives in Vancouver with his wife.


All images (except book cover) are drawn from postcards