Author Archives: John Harpham

About John Harpham

John graduated from Duke in May 2010, with an undergraduate degree in political theory and French. This summer, before applying to Ph.D. programs in political theory, he is stationed in Paris, where he is writing about the culture of French soccer on a Benenson grant from Duke. Although he has never been any good at it, John is a life-long fan of soccer. And although he will never be as chic, John is also a life-long fan of Prof. Dubois.

The Algerian Bleus: Dispatch from Paris

On Sunday afternoon, I rode the metro up from my place in the thirteenth arrondissment to Belleville, in the northeastern part of Paris, to take in the Algeria-Slovenia match in a neighborhood with a large Algerian population. Almost as soon as I emerged from the station onto the wide Rue Belleville, I met Ben, an… Read More »