Sonia Toudji

Associate Professor

Irby 416

(501) 450-5629

Fall 2018 Office Hours:

TR 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; W 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Curriculum Vitae 

Sonia Toudji received her Licence (B.A.) in English Studies from the University of TiziOuzou, Algeria (2004) and her masters degree from Université du Maine, Le Mans France (2006) with a thesis that focused on school Integration and Affirmative Action at the University of Arkansas. She worked on a Doctorate in American Studies at Université du Maine and a Ph.D. in American History at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville in a joint program and graduated from both institutions in 2012. She has joined UCA in fall 2012 and has taught several courses in her fields of expertise including, Frontiers and Borderlands, Arkansas history and the South, and Native Americans and the Westward Expansion. Her research specializes in the early encounters, Native American and African identity in the frontiers, gender and intimacy, as well as slavery and captivity. Her publications include “‘The Happiest Consequences’: Sexual Unions and Frontier Survival of French and Quapaws at the Arkansas Post;” “Change and Continuity: French and Indian alliance in the Mississippi Valley after the Treaty of Paris 1763,” in Une Amérique Française 1760-1860; and “‘They Did All the Work Except Hunting;’ Women and Labor in Early Frontier Arkansas,” in Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times.



Educational Background
Doctorat d’Etudes Anglophones-Université du Maine, Le Mans, France
Ph.D. in History, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Specialty Fields
Arkansas and Southern History, Frontier and American Indian, Early U.S., Latin America

Research Interests
Early Encounters; Gender & Intimacy; Native American & African Identity in the Frontiers, Slavery & Captivity