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Alex Paulin-Booth is a Postdoctoral Researcher at  Humboldt University where she coordinates the RU Temporality, Theory Network. Her work revolves around the history of temporality, changing ideas about time, and related concepts in modern European history. Her book tome and Radical Political Movements in France: From the Dreyfus Affair to the First World War, published last spring with Manchester UNiversity Press, explores how political activists and thinkers understood and experienced time and how their ideas about time shaped their ideologies and their actions. Time, she explains, was a contested terrain, and how people thought—and fought—about time was crucial for how they understood the world and developed ideas about how to change it. Her next project asks how understandings of time shaped French colonialism and responses to the colonial project in West Africa between 1895 and 1960. 

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