- B.A., Oberlin College, 1980
- M.I.A., School of International Affairs, Columbia University, 1982
- Ph.D., Columbia University, 1990
Leonard V. Smith is the author of: The Embattled Self: French Soldiers' Testimony of the Great War (Cornell University Press, 2007); France and the Great War, 1914-1918 (with Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker, Cambridge University Press, 2003); and Between Mutiny and Obedience: The Case of the French Fifth Infantry Division During World War I (Princeton University Press, 1994). He also co-edited France at War: Vichy and the Historians (Berg, 2000, French edition 2004). He has held fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Humanities Center. Smith has been a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (January 2012), Claremont McKenna College (Fall 2008, as William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellow), and the Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan (Fall 2004). , Smith’s current monograph project, Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919: The ‘Laboratory over a Vast Cemetery,’ is under contract to Oxford University Press. His most recent publications include “Empires at the Paris Peace Conference,” in Robert Gerwarth and Erez Manela, eds., Empires at War, 1912-1923 (Oxford University Press, 2014); and “Mutiny,” in Jay Winter, ed., Cambridge History of the First World War, 3 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Smith will be on leave all of 2014-15, and in the Spring 2015 will be a visiting scholar at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University.