Sylvia Schafer

schaferPh.D., University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor

Office Hours, Spring 2021: by appointment
Office: Wood Hall, Rm 223
Phone: (860) 486-3998
Fax: (860) 486-0641

Areas of Specialty

Modern European political and cultural history, France, law, sexual difference, sexuality and feminist theory

Co-editor, History of the Present

Selected Publications

L’Assistance judiciaire et l’étranger civil, 1840-1851,” Sociétés et Représentations (fall 2014), 203-223.

“Still Turning: Language, ‘Theory,’ and History’s Fascination with the New,” differences 23, no.2 (summer 2012), 165-174.

“Political Catastrophe and Liberal Legal Desire: Two Stories of Revolution, Remediation and Return from the French Nineteenth Century,” in Austin Sarat, et al, eds., Law and Catastrophe. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007.

“Admitting the Stranger: The Rule of Law, The Ethics of Medical Hospitality and the Borders of Governmental Imagination in Nineteenth-Century France,” Law/Text/Culture 2001, 341-375.

“Between Paternal Right and the `Dangerous’ Mother: Reading Parental Responsibility in Nineteenth-Century French Civil Justice,” Journal of Family History 23, no.2 (April 1998).

Children in “Moral Danger”and the Problem of Government in Third Republic France. Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

(With Merry Wiesner). European History: Discipline Analysis. Women in the Curriculum Essay Series. Baltimore: National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women, 1997