Gary Wilder

Gary Wilder is an associate professor of history at Pomona College. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Cornell University. Wilder is the author of The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism between the World Wars (University of Chicago Press, October 2005), which analyzes France between the world wars as an imperial nation-state. At HRP, Wilder worked on the role of transnational groups of semi-private mercenaries, both military and financial, in France and Francophone Africa since decolonization and the novel forms of postcolonial imperialism that are developing today.