Office Hours, Fall 2021: Tue / Thu 11 am – 12 pm and by appointment
Office: Wood Hall, Rm 223
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Areas of Specialty
Modern European political and cultural history, France, law, sexual difference, sexuality and feminist theory
Co-editor, History of the Present
“Joan Wallach Scott,” in Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method. Digital Resource. Launching Fall 2021.
“The Organisation of l’Assistance Judiciaire, The Politics of Poverty, and the Rewriting of History in Nineteenth-Century France,” in Felice Batlan and Marianne Vasara-Aaltonen, eds., Histories of Legal Aid: A Comparative and International Perspective (London: Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming November 2021).
co-editor (with Marianne Constable), special issue of History of the Present: “Law at the Intersection of History and Theory” (spring 2018).
“On Rereading Abandoned Children: Foundlings and Child Welfare in Nineteenth-Century France,”
H-France Salon Volume 9 (2017), Issue 18, #4
“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