Rebecca Scales

Rebecca Scales

Associate Professor
College of Liberal Arts
Department of History
Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture

2020 Submissions

Published Review

Scales, Rebecca P. Rev. of Barriers Down: How American Power and Free-Flow Politics Shaped Global Media,, by Diana Lemberg. Technology and Culture Jul. 2020: 957-958. Print.

Scales, Rebecca P. Rev. of Le deuil inachevé: La commémoration de l’Armistice du 11 novembre 1918 en France dans l’entre-deux-guerres, by Christina Theodosiou. First World War Studies 28 May 2020: 302-303. Print.

Scales, Rebecca. "Electric News in Colonial Algeria." Rev. of Electric News in Colonial Algeria., by Asseraf, Arthur. H-France Review 2 Oct. 2020: 1-4. Web.

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

10/1/2019 - 1/31/2021
     American Council of Learned Societies
     Amount: 0

National/International Competition Award Winner

Institute, Co-PI/Co-Director Faculty Summer. National Endowment for the Humanities. Grant for Faculty Summer Institute for College & University Faculty. Denver, CO, USA, 2020. ≠

2019 Submissions

Journal Paper

Scales, Rebecca P. "La Tribune de l’Invalide: Radio Broadcasting, Disability Activism, and the Remaking of the French Welfare State." French Politics, Culture, and Society 37. 3 (2019): 53-78. Print. «

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Scales, Rebecca P. "Radio Broadcasting, Disability Activism, and the Welfare State in Liberation-Era France." Department of History. Leeds University. Leeds, UK. 29 Mar. 2019. Lecture.

2018 Submissions

Full Length Book

Scales, Rebecca P. Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France. paperback ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Print. *

Book Chapter

Scales, Rebecca P. "Jacques Lusseyran et l'étranger: regards sur l'Amérique." Jacques Lusseyran entre cécité et lumière. Ed. Marion Chottin, Cecile Roussel, and Zina Weygand. Paris, France: Editions rue de l’Ulm, Presses de l’Ecole normale supérieure, 2019. 87-104. Print. ∆

Published Review

Scales, Rebecca P. Rev. of Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio, by Derek W. Vailliant. Business History Review 16 Nov. 2018: 570-572. Print.

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

6/1/2018 - 6/31/2019
     National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
     Amount: $50,000 *

1/1/2019 - 12/12/2019
     American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (declined)
     Amount: $50,000 *

National/International Competition Award Winner

Scales, Rebecca P. Institute for French Studies, NYU. Honorable Mention, Lawrence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies for Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France. New York, NY, 2018.

2017 Submissions

Published Review

Scales, Rebecca P. Rev. of City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris, by Aimée Boutin. Canadian Journal of History Mar. 2017: 598-600. Print.

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Scales, Rebecca. "Radio and the Contested Soundscape of Interwar Paris." The Sense of Sound/Le Sens du Son Conference. Center for French Civilization and Culture, New York University. New York, NY. 5 Oct. 2017. Lecture. ∆

2016 Submissions

Full Length Book

Scales, Rebecca P. Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France. 1 ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Print. «

Published Review

Scales, Rebecca P. Rev. of Politics and the Individual in France, 1930-1950, by Jessica Wardhaugh. European History Quarterly 11 Apr. 2016: 413-415. Print.

Scales, Rebecca P. Rev. of The Imperfect Historian. Disability Histories in Europe, eds. Sebastien Barsch, Anne Klein, and Pieter Verstraete. H-Disability Jan. 2016: NA. Web.

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Scales, Rebecca P. "Jacques Lusseryan entre la France et l'Amérique." Jacques Lusseyran entre cécité et lumière: regards croisées. Fondation Singer-Polignac. Paris, France. 28 Jun. 2016. Lecture.

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

6/1/2016 - 8/15/2016
     American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grant
     Amount: $6000.00 *

2015 Submissions

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

1/1/2015 - 12/31/2018
     Leverhulme Trust
     Amount: UK 100,000 *

4/1/2015 - 4/1/2015
     National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend
     Amount: $6000.00 *

2014 Submissions

Published Review

Scales, Rebecca P. Rev. of Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage, ed. Karen Bijisterveld. Technology and Culture 2014: 18-20. Print.

Scales, Rebecca P. Rev. of From Pathology to Public Sphere: The German Deaf Movement, 1848-1914. H-Disability, by Yvla Soderfeldt. H-Disability Jul. 2014: NA. Web.

2013 Submissions

Journal Paper

Scales, Rebecca P. "Metissage on the Airwaves: Towards a Cultural History of Broadcasting in French Colonial Algeria, 1930-1935." Media History 19. 3 (2013): 305-321. Print. *

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Scales, Rebecca P. "La Radio aux Aveugles: Blindness, Listening, and the Politics of Radio in Interwar France." International Colloquium on the History of Blindness and the Blind: Representations, Institutions, and Archives. Fondation Singer-Polignac. Paris, France. 26 Jun. 2013. Lecture.

2012 Submissions

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

6/1/2013 - 8/31/2013
     Société des Professeurs de Français et Francophones d\\\'Amérique, Bourse Jeanne Marandon
     Amount: $4,000 *

2011 Submissions

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Scales, Rebecca. "Metissage on the Airwaves: Colonial Modernity and the Cultural History of Imperial Broadcasting in French Colonial Algeria"." Building Empires on the Air: Histories and Geopolitics of Radio and Empire. National University of Ireland-Galway. Moore Institute, Galway, Ireland. 1 Apr. 2011. Conference Presentation. ∆

Scales, Rebecca. "Subversive Sound: Transnational Broadcasting and Colonial Borders in the French Mediterranean, 1934-1939." Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association. American Historical Association. Boston, MA. 3 Jan. 2011. Conference Presentation. ∆

2010 Submissions

Published Article

Scales, Rebecca P. “Subversive Sound: Transnational Radio, Arabic Recordings, and the Dangers of Listening in French Colonial Algeria, 1934-1939,” Comparative Studies in Society and History, 52.2 (2010): 384-417. Print *