Speaker bio: Dominique Kalifa is a historian and professor at the University of Paris 1, where he heads the Center for 19th Century History. His work focuses on the history of crime, social control, and mass culture in 19th- and early 20th-century France and Europe. He wrote the first book on the private detective métier, published in 2000 as Naissance de la police privée, and is a member of the Historical Committee of the City of Paris. Since 1990, he has been a literary contributor to Libération. His latest book, Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld, is forthcoming in spring 2019 from Columbia University Press.