McGill University – Department of History

Pierre H. Boulle, Ph.D, Associate Professor, retired

Graduate of University of California at Berkeley

Specializations in early modern French history and the French Empire, slavery & race

Office: Room 618, Leacock Building

Phone: 398-4864
Email: pierre.boulle at

Principal Publications: (co-authored with D. Gillian Thompson)
“France Overseas” in Short Oxford History of France, vol. 3, Old Regime France, 1648-1788, ed. William Doyle (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 105-38.

“La Construction du concept de race dans la France d’ancien régime,” Outremer : Revue d’histoire, t. 89, nos 336-337 (2e trim. 2002): 155-75.

“Race” in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, ed. Alan Charles Kors (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), vol. 3, pp. 384-87.

“François Bernier and the Origins of the Modern Concept of Race,” in The Color of Liberty: Histories of Race in France, eds. Sue Peabody and Tyler Stovall (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003), pp. 11-27.