Olivier is a Lecturer in the Department of History at Princeton University. He is a historian of 20th-century United States politics, with particular interests in the welfare state, social movements, race and gender, and war and society. A native of France, he obtained a B.A. (2009) and a M.A. in History (2011) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), and a M.A. in History from Princeton (2013). He obtained his Ph.D. in History from Princeton in 2017.
His dissertation explores the role of U.S. veterans' groups in the growth of a massive separate welfare state for former soldiers and their relatives between World War II and the Vietnam War.
“‘A One-Woman Tea Party’: Tax Resistance, Feminism, and Conservatism in the Life of Vivien Kellems,” Journal of Policy History 28, no. 1 (January 2016): 162-190.
"Les révoltes fiscales en Europe, aux Amériques et dans les empires coloniaux," Vingtième Siècle: Revue d'histoire, no. 110, 2011/2. 154-155.
Christine Knauer, Let Us Fight as Free Men: Black Soldiers and Civil Rights, www.booksandideas.net, January 20, 2015.