225B Himes Hall
Magic, Witchcraft and Superstition in European History; Old Regime and Revolution in France, 1550-1800
Current Research Interests
The changing perceptions of dreams in seventeenth and eighteenth-century France and the French diaspora (monograph project). Ongoing interest in the cultural and religious history of early modern Europe and in the history of gender and sexuality.
B.A. summa cum laude, 1990, Tulane University
M.A. Princeton University 1992
Ph.D Princeton University 2000
Awards and Honors
Florence Gould Foundation Fellowship, National Humanities Center, 2010-2011
Mortar Board Outstanding Educator, 2011
Byron Caldwell Smith Award, 2011, for Conceiving the Old Regime
W. T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2009
Emily Taylor Center Outstanding Woman Educator Award, 2009
“French Jesuits and Indian Dreams,” in Plane and Tuttle, eds. Dreams, Dreamers and Visions: The Early Modern Atlantic World. Philadelphia, Penn.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
“Cloister and Courtroom: Nuns and the Culture of Disputing in Early Modern France,” Journal of Women’s History Volume 22: 2 (2010)
Conceiving The Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.