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About Christopher Tozzi

Christopher Tozzi is an historian of Europe, with emphasis on France. His first book, Nationalizing France's Army: Foreign, Black and Jewish Troops in the French Military, 1715-1831, received the Cowen Prize and was published in April 2016 by the University of Virginia Press. He has published several shorter items related to this project, including an article in the Journal of Modern History on Jewish soldiers in the French revolutionary and Napoleonic armies, as well as an essay on linguistic diversity within the French military.
With the support of a twelve-month National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, Dr. Tozzi is currently working on a book about the relationship between warfare and political culture in revolutionary France.
Dr. Tozzi is also interested in the history of technology, especially computing. His book For Fun and Profit: A History of Free and Open Source Software is forthcoming with MIT Press in summer 2017.
Dr. Tozzi joined the faculty at Howard in 2013 after completing a Ph.D. in History at Johns Hopkins University in the same year. His courses include surveys of European history, the “Introduction to History” course for history majors and seminars on the French and Haitian revolutions.
Further information on Dr. Tozzi's work is available on his personal website.


Present Assistant Professor of History, Howard University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Advanced Faculty Research Fellowship. Awarded by Howard University to support archival research abroad (2016).


2013 PhD, The Johns Hopkins University ‐ History
2010 MA, The Johns Hopkins University ‐ History
2008 AB, Cornell University ‐ History and French

Contact Information

Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Telephone: 202-806-6815
Fax: 202 806-4471

Books (1)

Book Chapters (4)

Articles (4)

Other Publications (5)