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Associate Professor, History

Pictured is Jehnie Burns.Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Arts, History and French, Tulane University
  • Tulane/Newcomb Abroad Program, Université de Paris IV
  • Master of Arts, History, University of Virginia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, History, University of Virginia

Courses Taught

  • Western Civilization II
  • French Culture
  • History of American Music
  • French Revolution and Napoleon
  • History of the Modern Middle East
  • 20th Century Europe
  • Women in Global Perspective
  • Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies


Jehnie Burns, Ph.D., is an associate professor of history and cultural studies at Point Park University. Burns did her undergraduate work at Tulane University and spent a year in Paris at the Université de Paris IV. She completed her master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in Modern European History with a focus on 20th century France. She teaches European history and women and gender studies. Most of her academic publications focus on university students in France in the 1920s and 30s. Mixtape Nostalgia, which started as a fun side project, is her first book.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "Mixtape Nostalgia: American youth culture and memory," Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA), Feb. 2017.
  • "Creating a new community in the 'zone': Borders, Foreignness and the Cité Universitaire in Interwar Paris," Society for French Historical Studies Annual Conference, April 2015.
  • "Creating a new community in the 'zone': Borders, Foreignness and the Cité Universitaire in Interwar Paris," City Margins City Memories Interdisciplinary Conference, April 2014.
  • "L'identité indochinoise en question : idéalisme français et dissidences à la Cité Universitaire de Paris dans l'entre-deux-guerres"/"Debating Indochinese Identity: French Idealism and Interwar Protest at the Cité Universitaire" in" La mobilisation des immigrés pour la décolonisation. France, 1930-1970," Migrance, No. 39, Oct. 2012.
  • "Presenting French Diversity to 'others' in the Interwar Metropole," Idea of France Conference at the University of Pittsburgh, 2011.
  • "Cultural internationalism at the Cité Universitaire: international education between the First and Second World Wars," History of Education, 2010.
  • "International Education and Philanthropy at the Cité Universitaire de Paris in the Interwar Era," Midwest Conference on British Studies, 2009.
  • "French views of Japan in the interwar era: the Foundation Satsuma," Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference, 2006.
  • "Questions of Self Definition: the Indochina House at the Cité Universitaire," French Colonia Historical Society Annual Meeting, 2004.

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