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- United States
- DC District of Columbia
- George Washington University
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- France, modern Europe, women, medicine, psychology, nineteenth century Europe
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- About Me
I am an associate professor and chair of the History Department at George Washington University. My research centers on the cultural, social, and political history of nineteenth and early twentieth century France with a particular focus on the history of medicine, psychology, and gender as well as broader cultural and political themes. My first book was entitled Bodies and Souls: Politics and the Professionalization of Nursing in France, 1880-1922. I am currently completing the manuscript of a book called “Edge of Reason: Mind, Brain, and Body in the Age of Charcot.” As a department chair, I am also interested in issues concerning the state of higher education especially those that touch on the experiences of women.
- Recent Publications
“Ghost Advising,” Chronicle of Higher Education, March 4, 2018.
Various articles and book reviews on French history, polar exploration, Dreyfus Affair.
Bodies and Souls: Politics and the Professionalization of Nursing in France, 1880-1922 (Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 2001)
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- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, Modern, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Gender, Higher Ed, Medicine, Politics, Women, World War I