Meghan Roberts

Affiliation: History
Associate Professor of History, on leave for the 2023–2024 academic year

A scholar of eighteenth-century France, I work at the intersections of cultural history, the history of science and medicine, and the history of women and gender. I published my first book, Sentimental Savants: Philosophical Families in Enlightenment France, with the University of Chicago Press in 2016. My current research examines how eighteenth-century French medical practitioners established and exercised their authority during an age of media revolution and colonial exploitation. For an up-to-date CV, list of courses, and recent publications, please visit my personal website.

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  • PhD, History, Northwestern University, 2011
  • MA, History, Northwestern University, 2006
  • BA, History, College of William and Mary, 2004