My areas of expertise are European international relations, political cultural, and intellectual history, and especially the history of international law. I have a book forthcoming with Cambridge University Press on the impact and effect of the French Revolution on international law, specifically tracing the emergence of popular sovereignty as a justification for claims to territory.
Ph.D. (2010) The Johns Hopkins University, history
Hon.B.A. (2003) The University of Toronto, history, international relations, French
“Written in the Heart of People? Natural and International Law during the Age of Enlightenment,” article manuscript
“The Ever Elusive Origins of the Alien Tort Statute,” article manuscript
Articles in journals
Edward James Kolla. "The French Revolution, the Union of Avignon, and the Challenges of National Self-Determination." Law and History Review 31.4 (2013): 717-747.
Edward James Kolla. "Not So Criminal: New Understandings of Napoléon’s Foreign Policy in the East." French Historical Studies 30.2 (2007): 175-201.
Articles in books
Edward Kolla. "International Law." Global Perspectives on the United States, Vol. 3 Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations. Ed. David Levinson and Karen Christensen. Great Barrington, Mass.: Berkshire, 2007.
Edward Kolla. "Kolla on Serna, De Francesco, and Miller, eds. Republics at War, 1776 - 1840." H-France (2015).
Edward Kolla. "Kolla on Desan and Hunt and Nelson, The French Revolution in Global Perspective." H-Diplo (2013).