André Lambelet comes to Quest University Canada having taught history at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and, before that, at the University of Oregon's Robert D. Clarke Honors College. He earned his BA in politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, having first dabbled in literature, economics, and history. He went on to earn his PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley. His area of research is modern France, focusing particularly on questions of citizenship, nationhood, and military service.
He has lived in Japan, France, Switzerland, the United States, Australia, and Belgium. He speaks fluent French, has forgotten most of the Swiss-German he learned in elementary school, but is making up for that by learning Flemish. He is somewhat bemused by the fact that he, his wife, and his two children were all born on different continents.
André's teaching interests are diverse. He has taught courses on colonialism, war, intellectual and cultural history, and historiography and historical methods. He believes that history at its best jolts us out of complacency, undermines our faith in easy answers, and teaches us a kind of humility in the face of the endless diversity of the human experience.
To contact André, you can email him at or call him at 604.898.8000 or our toll free number in North America 1.888.QUEST.08 (1.888.783.7808).
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