Assistant Professor of History
13 Hubbard Hall
I am a historian of early modern Europe with particular interests in intellectual and cultural history. My work has been supported by numerous fellowships, including a Jacob K. Javits fellowship from the Department of Education and a Millstone Fellowship from the Western Society for French History.
I am currently writing my first book, titled “Living Proof: Domestic Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment.” “Living Proof” argues that French philosophes transformed their homes lives into sites of experimentation and demonstration by practicing new ideas about education and inoculation on their family members. In doing so, they not only claimed new authority for philosophers and savants to influence social practice but also transformed the relationship between public and private.
“Philosophes Mariés and Epouses Philosophiques: Men of Letters and Marriage in Eighteenth-Century France,” French Historical Studies 35, no. 3 (Summer 2012), 509-539.
My current course rotation, listed below, features a range of courses in the political, cultural, and social history of early modern Europe and the Atlantic World.