CV of Julien Comte
EducationTeaching ExperiencePresentations and PublicationsHonors and Awards
LanguagesProfessional ServiceResearch ExperienceProfessional Affiliations

EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

PhD in History received April 2013

Dissertation Title: Syphilis and Sex: Transatlantic Medicine and Public Health in Argentina and the United States, 1880-1940

Dissertation Committee: Dr. Lara Putnam (Chair), Dr. Edward K. Muller, Dr. George Reid Andrews, Dr. Todd W. Reeser

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
MA in History received April 2008
Thesis Title: “Let the Federal Men Raid”: Bootlegging and Prohibition in Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
One-year exchange program (2005-2006)
Major: History

Davidson College, Davidson, NC
One-year exchange program (2003-2004)
Major: History

Université François Rabelais, Tours (France)
Master 1, with Mention Bien (magna cum laude), received June 2005
Licence, with Mention Assez Bien (cum laude), received June 2004
Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales (DEUG), with Mention Assez Bien (cum laude), received June 2003
Major: American and British Studies
Minor: Linguistics
Teaching Experience Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, History (fall 2006 to present)

As instructor

Modern Latin America (Fall 2011)
• United States since the Civil War (Summer 2011)

As teaching assistant

World History (Prof. Diego Holstein) (Spring 2012)
History of Sports (Prof. Rob Ruck) (Spring 2009) (grader)
• United States to 1877 (Prof. Richard Oestreicher) (Fall 2008)
• United States since the Civil War (Prof. Rob Ruck) (Fall 2007, Spring 2008)
• United States to 1877 (Prof. Van Beck Hall) (Spring 2007)
• Western Civilization I (Prof. Bruce L. Venarde) (Fall 2006)

Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh, French (fall 2005 to spring 2006)

• Taught Intermediate French I (Fall 2005, Spring 2006)
• Taught Advanced French Conversation (Spring 2006)
Presentations and Publications • Atlantic Crisscrossings: Syphilis in New York and Buenos Aires, 1870-1945, American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, January 2012.

• Atlantic Crisscrossings: Syphilis in New York, Paris, and Buenos Aires, American Association for the History of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011.

• Globalization and Syphilis in Buenos Aires, Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2011.

• Syphilis and Sodomy in Argentina and the United States, Women's Studies Program Lecture Series, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, February 23, 2011.

"'Let the Federal Men Raid': Bootlegging and Prohibition Enforcement in Pittsburgh," Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 77, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 166-92.

• "The Lesson of Prohibition," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 3, 2008

• “Czars of their Wards”: Bootlegging and Prohibition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Historical Association, State College, PA, October 2007
Honors and Awards
• Robert G. Crist Pennsylvania History Prize for the best article published by a graduate student in Pennsylvania History during 2009-2010, October 2011

• Hays Summer Research Grant, History Department, University of Pittsburgh, March 2009 and March 2011

Bordin-Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, November 2010

International Studies Fund, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, April 2010

Summer Dissertation Research Award, European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, April 2010

World History Predoctoral Fellowship, History Department, University of Pittsburgh, March 2010

Wood Institute Travel Grant, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, March 2010

Student Research Fund, Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, February 2010

Carolyn Chambers Memorial Fellowship, History Department, University of Pittsburgh, September 2009

Student Research Fund, Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, June 2009

Clarke Chambers Travel Fellowship, Social Welfare History Archives, University of Minnesota, May 2009

International Studies Fund, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, April 2009

A&S Summer Fellowship, History Department, University of Pittsburgh, March 2009

Graduate Student Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, February 2009

Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute Fellowship, Center for German & European Studies, University of Minnesota , June 2008

Summer Research Fellowship, History Department, University of Pittsburgh, April 2007



LanguagesFrench (native), English (near-native fluency), Spanish (intermediate)
Professional Service • Panel organizer, 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (2011)

External reviewer, Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (2010)

TA Mentor, History Department, University of Pittsburgh (2009-10)

• Graduate Student Member, Arts & Sciences Graduate Council, University of Pittsburgh (2008-10)

• Vice-President, History Graduate Student Organization, University of Pittsburgh (2008-09)

• History Department Representative, Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Organization, University of Pittsburgh (2007-08)
Research ExperienceUNITED STATES

National Archives at College Park
National Archives at Philadelphia
National Library of Medicine  
Historical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Social Welfare History Archives, University of Minnesota
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Rockefeller Archive Center
Columbia Center for Oral History
New York Academy of Medicine
Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library
Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
University Archives, University of Pittsburgh

ARGENTINA

Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina
Biblioteca de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Buenos Aires
Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación
• Biblioteca de la Academia Nacional de Medicina
• Archivo General de la Nación
• Archivo Histórico de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
• Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
• Centro de Documentación e Investigación de la Cultura de Izquierdas en Argentina

FRANCE

• Bibliothèque Inter-Universitaire de Médecine
• Bibliothèque Henri Feulard
• Archives de l’Institut Pasteur
• Archives Nationales
• Académie Nationale de Médecine
• Bibliothèque nationale de France
• Centre des Archives diplomatiques de Nantes

Professional Affiliations• American Historical Association

American Association for the History of Medicine

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