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Faculty Members & Biographies
Affiliated Faculty at Florida State University
David A. Bell - Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
David A. Bell - Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
Dr. Bell is primarily a specialist in the political culture of early modern and revolutionary France. He is the author of The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007), The Cult of the Nation in France: Inventing Nationalism 1680–1880 (Harvard University Press, 2003), and Lawyers and Citizens: The Making of a Political Elite in Old Regime Europe (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994). Professor Bell is a contributing editor to the New Republic and his essays and reviews appear regularly there, as well as in such publications as the London Review of Books and the New York Times Book Review.
Michael Broers - Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and Member of the History Faculty, Oxford University (UK)
Dr. Broers is a leading international scholar of Napoleonic Europe. He is the author of Europe Under Napoleon (1996), Europe after Napoleon (1996), Napoleonic Imperialism and the Savoyard Monarchy (1997), which won the prize of the International Napoleonic Society, The Politics of Religion in Napoleonic Italy, 1801-1814 (2002) and, most recently, The Napoleonic Empire in Italy (2004). He is currently writing a book provisionally entitled The Napoleonic Vision: A Regime and its Agendas.
William Cormack - Associate Professor, University of Guelph (Canada)
Dr. Cormack is an internationally-recognized specialist in the history of the French navy during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period. His first book - Revolution and Political Conflict in the French Navy, 1789-1794 (Cambridge, 1995) - examined the politicization of the French navy during the early years of the Revolution. His current research project concerns the impact of the French Revolution on France's Caribbean colonies.
Clare Crowston - Associate Professor, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Dr. Crowston specializes in the social and cultural history of early modern France, the history of women and gender, and the history of work, economic exchange, and consumption. Her first book - Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791 (Duke, 2001) - won two awards, the Berkshire Prize and the Hagley Prize. Her articles have appeared in international scholarly journals including Annales: Histoire, Sciences Sociales, Gender and History, and French Historical Studies. She is currently engaged in two book projects. The first focuses on the intersection of credit, fashion, and sex in 18th century France. The other is a co-authored study of apprenticeship in France from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Suzanne Desan - Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison (USA)
Dr. Desan is a specialist in early modern France and the French Revolution. Her past research has focused primarily on popular politics and social activism during the French Revolution. Her first book - Reclaiming the Sacred: Lay Religion and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France (Cornell, 1990) - concentrated on the intersection of religion and popular culture during the French Revolution. Her second book - The Family on Trial in Revolutionary France (Berkeley, 2004) - examined how revolutionary political change transformed gender dynamics within French families. Her current book project will look at foreigners and émigrés in the French Revolution, and aims to rethink French revolutionary politics, identity, and mobility in a transatlantic and Europe-wide context.
Laurent Dubois - Associate Professor, Michigan State University (USA)
Dr. Dubois is a specialist in Caribbean and Atlantic History. He has published Les esclaves de la République: l’histoire oubliée de la première emancipation, 1789-1794 (Calmann-Lévy, 1998), Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (Harvard, 2004), the prize-winning A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1789-1804 (North Carolina, 2004), and, with John Garrigus, Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford, 2006). He is currently working on a general history of the Caribbean, as well as a history of the banjo.
Pascal Dupuy - Maître de Conférence, Université de Rouen (France)
Dr. Dupuy is the author, with Claude Mazauric, of La Révolution française (Paris: Vuibert, 2005), and, with Michael Biard, of La Revolution française: Dynamiques, influences, débats 1789-1804 (Paris: Armand Colin, 2004), and Calais vu par Hogarth (Calais: Musée des beaux arts, 2003). Professor Dupuy will publish in 2007 a study of political cartoon and caricatures of the French Revolution in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is currently at work on a study of fête de la federation during the French Revolution.
Philip Dwyer - Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Dr. Dwyer is a specialist in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe. He is the editor of Napoleon and Europe (London, 2001), and has co-edited several volumes: The French Revolution and Napoleon: A Sourcebook (London, 2002) with Peter McPhee, and Napoleon and His Empire: Europe, 1804-1814 (London, 2007) with Alan Forrest. Dr. Dwyer is also the author of Talleyrand (London, 2001) and Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769-1799 (London, 2007). He is currently working on the sequel, Napoleon: The Universal Monarchy, 1800-1821.
Alan Forrest - Professor, University of York (UK)
Dr. Forrest has published widely on the social history of the French Revolution. His many books have treated subjects as diverse as revolutionary Bordeaux, the French Revolution and the poor, military conscription and desertion during the Revolution and Empire, the common soldiers’ experience in the armies of the Revolution and Napoleon, and the Revolution in the provinces. His current research projects include studies of propaganda under Napoleon, British caricature of Napoleon France, the French Atlantic, and the myth of the levy in mass during the 19th century.
John Garrigus - Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington (USA)
Dr. Garrigus is a historian specializing in France’s Caribbean colonies, with a special interest in slavery and the construction of race during the period of the French Revolution. He is the author of Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in Saint-Domingue (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2006) and, with Laurent Dubois, Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford, 2006). He is General Editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Caribbean and is editing a new edition of the anonymous novel La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches.
Alexander Grab - Professor, University of Maine (USA)
Dr. Grab is a specialist in the history of Napoleonic Italy. His first book, La Politica del pane. Le riforme annonarie nell età teresiana e giuseppina (Milan, 1986) examined the politics of subsistence in 18th century Italy. His prize-winning second book, Napoleon and the Transformation of Europe (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2003), explores the Napoleonic impact on Europe. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals including The Journal of Modern History, The European History Quarterly, and The Journal of Modern Italian Studies. His current research focuses on education in Napoleonic Italy.
Karen Hagemann - Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)
Dr. Hagemann is an internationally-recognized authority on Modern German and European history, as well as Women’s and Gender history (18th-20th century). Her publications have concerned the history of welfare states, social and population policy, labor history, family history, and the history of everyday lives, as well as the history of the women’s movement. Her current research projects include a gendered cultural history of the military, war and the nation, the history of masculinity and citizenship, and a comparative gender history of welfare and education systems. Her most recent publications are Masculinity in Politics and War (Manchester, 2004) and Frieden –Gewalt – Geschlect. Friedens- und Konfliktforschung als Geschlechterforschung (Essen, 2005).
Jennifer Heuer - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA)
Dr. Heuer is the author of The Family and the Nation: Gender and Citizenship in Revolutionary France (Cornell, 2005). She has published articles on related topics, including the role of clothing as a symbol of competing visions of national identity, comparative categorizations of enemy foreigners and ex-nobles during the French Revolution, and the use of familial metaphors for portraying the power of the state. She is currently researching a ban on interracial marriages in early 19th-century France, and in a longer-term project, the dynamics of love, family, and war in Napoleonic Europe.
Annie Jourdan - Professor, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Dr. Jourdan is a specialist in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era, with particular expertise in cultural aspects of the revolutionary era. She is the author of many books, including Napoléon, le monde, et les Anglais: Guerre des mots et des images (Paris, 2004), Napoléon. Mythes et légendes (Toulouse, 2004), La Révolution, une exception française? (Paris, 2004), L'empire de Napoléon (Paris, 2000), Napoléon. Héros, Imperator, Mécéne (Paris, 1998), and Les monuments de la Révolution (Paris, 1997). She is currently working on a comparative history of revolution in France and the Netherlands.
Michael Leggiere - Associate Professor, Louisiana State University in Shreveport (USA)
Professor Leggiere is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Social Sciences at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Policy for the U.S. Naval War College's Distance Education program. His first book, Napoleon and Berlin: The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813 (2002) won the Société Napoléonienne Internationale's 2002 Literary Award. His next book, The Fall of Napoleon, is a two-volume work being published by CambridgeUniversity Press. The first volume, The Allied Invasion of France, 1813-1814, will be released in October 2007. Volume two, The War in France, 1814, will be published in 2009. Other works in progress include a biography of the Prussian Field-Marshal von Blücher and a history of the Battle of Waterloo commissioned by Yale University Press.
Thierry Lentz - Director, Fondation Napoléon (France)
Dr. Lentz is an international leader in the field of Napoleonic studies. In addition to directing the Fondation Napoléon in Paris, he has published moret han fifteen books on different aspects of the Napoleonic period in Europe and the Atlantic world. His most recent publications include Napoléon, l'esclavage et les colonies (Paris, 2006), Napoléon et l'Europe (Paris, 2005), Le Sacre de Napoléon (Paris, 2003), and Napoléon (Paris, 2003).
Laura Mason - Associate Professor, University of Georgia (USA)
Dr. Mason is a specialist in the politics of popular culture during the French Revolution. Her first book, Singing the French Revolution: Popular Culture and Revolutionary Politics, 1787-1799 (Cornell, 1996) examines the politics of song during the revolutionary decade. Her second book, co-authored with Tracey Rizzo, is entitled The French Revolution: A Document Collection (Houghton-Mifflin, 1998). She has published a number of articles in edited volumes and The Journal of Modern History. She is currently writing a book about the impact of the trial of Gracchus Babeuf and the Equals on the political culture of the Directory.
Peter McPhee - Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne (Australia)
An historian of Revolutionary France, Dr. McPhee's research interests focus particularly on change and continuity in rural society during the 18th and 19th centuries. He is also interested in more general questions about historical theory and methodology. He has published many books on France since 1780, including A Social History of France, 1789-1914 (London, 2004), The French Revolution (Oxford, 2002), Revolution and Environment in Southern France (Oxford, 1999), and The Politics of Rural Life (Oxford, 1992).
Michael Rowe - Lecturer in Modern History, King’s College London (UK)
A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Dr. Rowe’s research interests are focused on Continental Europe in the era spanning the French Revolution and Napoleon, with particular focus on the German-speaking lands. Thematically, he has ranged widely, looking in particular at modernization and state/nation building, and matters associated with these broad processes: administrative structures, propaganda, the formation of identities, concepts of citizenship, centre-periphery conflicts, the ole of military conscription in integrating new populations, to name some of the more important. Publications include the award-winning book From Reich to State: The Rhineland in the Revolutionary Age, 1780-1830 (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and the edited volume Collaboration and Resistance in Napoleonic Europe. State-Formation in an Age of Upheaval, c.1800-1815 (Palgrave, 2003), as well as numerous chapters and articles devoted to the Napoleonic period.
Natalie Petiteau - Professor, Université d'Avignon (France)
Dr. Petiteau specializes in the social history of Napoleonic France and the impact of the Napoleonic period on French social developments in the 19th century. Among her many publications are Elites et mobilités: la noblesse d'Empire au XIXè siècle, 1808-1914 (Paris, 1997), Lendemains d'Empire: les soldats de Napoléon dans la France du XIXè siécle (Paris, 2003), and Napoléon, de la mythologie à l'histoire (Paris, 2004).
Isser Woloch - Moore Collegiate Professor, Columbia University (USA)
Dr. Woloch is a specialist in French history during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era. His many books and writings include Eighteenth-Century Europe: Tradition and Progress, 1715-1789 (1984), The New Regime: Transformations of the French Civic Order, 1789–1820s (1994), (Ed.) Revolution and the Meanings of Freedom in the Nineteenth Century (1996), and Napoleon and His Collaborators: The Making of a Dictatorship (2001).