Paul Cohen

 
Paul Cohen

Associate Professor
History

Biography: 

Paul Cohen is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World at the University of Toronto.  A historian of early modern France, he pursues research interests in a range of distinct areas: the formation of nation-states, the social history of languages; cultural identities; and early modern empire.  He also publishes on issues of contemporary concern in France, including higher education and economic and social policy.  Pursuing a distinct interest in the history of food and wine in modern France, he is currently working on a book-length history of the natural wine movement in France.

Publications: 

“The Artifice of Natural Wine: Jules Chauvet and the Reinvention of Vinification in Postwar France,” in Wine and Culture: From Vineyard to Glass, eds. Rachel E. Black and Robert C. Ulin (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), pp. 261-78

**volume won the Gourmand Award for 2nd prize in Best in World competition for best book published in the drinks writing category in 2013; award for best book in drinks writing category published in the United Kingdom in 2013 (2014)