An agrégée d’histoire, Guillemette Crouzet earned her Ph.D. in History at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. She is currently a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Warwick in England. She was a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, a postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a Newton/British Academy fellow at the University of Warwick. Her book Genèses du Moyen-Orient. Le golfe Persique à l’âge des impérialismes (Champ Vallon, 2015), was awarded two prizes, including the Sophie Barluet prize from the Centre national du livre in 2016. Her research, which has been published in both English and French, focuses on the British Empire in the Middle East, South Asia, and the Indian Ocean during the nineteenth century. She is currently pursuing her research on the beginnings of oil exploration and exploitation in Persia, as well as its environmental consequences.