Luc-André Brunet studied at Carleton University (Ottawa), Sciences Po (Paris), and l’Université Libre de Bruxelles before earning his PhD in International History at the London School of Economics. Before joining the Open University in 2016, Luc was Pinto Post-doctoral Fellow at LSE and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence) and taught history at LSE and Queen Mary University of London. He has also held visiting fellowships at Sciences Po, LSE, and the University of Ottawa.
Broadly speaking, Luc’s research interests are in the international history of the twentieth century. He has a particular interest in Vichy France. His first monograph, Forging Europe: Industrial Organisation in France, 1940-1952, explores continuities from the Vichy regime to post-war France and the early stages of European integration. You can watch Luc discuss his book here. His current book project on Vichy deals with the regime’s foreign policy, specifically its diplomatic relations with the members of the British Commonwealth during the Second World War. This project draws on archives in France, the UK, Germany, the United States, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Luc’s other main research interest is the international history of the Cold War. He is Acting Director of the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS and Book Reviews Editor for the journal Cold War History. His forthcoming book is provisionally entitled Canada's Second Cold War: Nuclear Weapons, Peace Activism, and the Atlantic Alliance, 1978-1987.
At the OU, Luc co-chairs the Research Group on War and Conflict in the Twentieth Century and coordinates the history department’s research seminar.
He welcomes PhD proposals on these themes and more broadly on twentieth-century Europe or contemporary international history.
Luc-André Brunet chairs the module Europe 1914-1989: War, Peace, Modernity (A327). He is also deputy chair of Empire, 1492-1975 (A326) and a member of the production team for a forthcoming interdisciplinary module, Discovering the Arts and Humanities (A111). He has also contributed teaching content to The British Isles and the Modern World, 1789-1914 (A225) and a new module in production on the theme of Revolutions (A113).
Luc is also Convenor of the PhD Programme in History.
Luc earned a Postgraduate Certicate in Higher Education from LSE and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Unhelpful Fixer? Canada, the Euromissile Crisis, and Pierre Trudeau’s Peace Initiative, 1983-84 (2019)
International History Review, 41(6) (pp. 1145-1167)
[Book Review] A Vision of Europe: Franco-German Relations During the Great Depression, 1929–1932, by Conan Fischer (2018-12-31)
The English Historical Review, 133(565) (pp. 1651-1652)
'The creation of the Monnet Plan, 1945-46: a critical re-evaluation' (2018-03)
Contemporary European History, 27(1) (pp. 23-41)
Patrons Résistants? French industrialists during the Second World War (2017-11-28)
French History, 31(4) (pp. 512-534)
[Book Review] Fernando Guirao and Frances M.B. Lynch (eds), Alan S. Milward and Contemporary European History. Collected Academic Reviews (2017-06-20)
Journal of Contemporary History, 52(3) (pp. 797-799)
Forging Europe: Industrial Organisation in France, 1940-1952 (2017-07-31)
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
ISBN : 978-1-349-95197-0 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
‘“A Bridge to Better Relations between London and Vichy”: South Africa and Commonwealth Diplomacy during the Second World War (2020)
In: Dubow, Saul and Drayton, Richard eds. Commonwealth History in the Twenty-First Century ((In Press))
ISBN : 978-3-030-41787-1 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
The Role of Algeria in Debates over Post-War Europe within the French Resistance (2018-02-22)
In: Davis, Muriam Haleh and Serres, Thomas eds. North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions and Culture (pp. 23-42)
ISBN : 9781350021822 | Publisher : Bloomsbury | Published : London
Jean Monnet et l'organisation des économies alliées pour la guerre (1939-1940) (2018)
In: Bossuat, Gérard ed. Jean Monnet et l'économie. Euroclio
ISBN : 978-2-8076-0493-3 | Publisher : Peter Lang | Published : Bruxelles