Emmanuel Blanchard is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He is also a researcher at the Center for Sociological Research on Law and Criminal Justice Institutions (CESDIP, UMR 8183, CNRS and French Ministry of Justice). His research interests include the history of immigration and colonial policing, especially in the France-North Africa area. He is the author of La police parisienne et les Algériens, 1944-1962 (Nouveau Monde ed., 2011), and the editor of two special issues on colonial policing (Crime, History and Societies, vol. 15, n°2, 2011; Genèses. Histoire & Sciences sociales, n°86, 2012).