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Peter Sahlins

Peter Sahlins (born April 26, 1957) is an American University of California Berkeley, where he specializes in early modern France. From 2006 to 2008 he was on leave at the Social Science Research Council as its Director of Academic Programs, where he directed the major fellowships programs and led a new environmental programming initiative.


Professor Sahlins completed his undergraduate degree at University of California’s Paris Study Center and its constituent international programs.

He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Collegium de Lyon


The interests that form the bulk of Peter Sahlins’ work include the social and legal history of early modern France and Europe. He has written on a range of topics, including the formation of national identities and frontiers ().

External links

  • Peter Sahlins Biography at the University of California Berkeley
  • University of California’s Paris Study Center
  • The Social Science Research Council

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