Meghan Roberts

Assistant Professor of History

I am a historian of early modern Europe with particular interests in cultural history, the history of science and medicine, and women's and gender history. My work focuses on the age of Enlightenment through the lens of lived experience: what did people think it meant to live in an enlightened age, and how did they put their ideals into practice?  For more about my current research, teaching, and CV, please visit my personal website:



  • Ph.D. , History, Northwestern University, 2011
  • M.A., History, Northwestern University, 2006
  • B.A., History, College of William and Mary, 2004