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McCrudden Illert
European University Institute
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Intellectual History, History of Political Thought, French Revolution, Napoleonic Period, Europe, Women
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About Me

Kathleen McCrudden Illert is an intellectual and cultural historian specialising in the political thought of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe. She is interested in exploring the thought and political activities of those who are underrepresented in traditional philosophical canons, particularly women, and in developing new methodologies to better equip historians in this endeavour.

Kathleen was awarded her Ph.D. in 2021 by Yale University. She also holds an M.Phil. and B.A. from the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the ideas, politics, and cultural pursuits of Sophie de Grouchy (1763-1822) during the French Revolution and Napoleonic era. Kathleen argued that re-inserting Grouchy into the landscape of Revolutionary ideas ̶ where Grouchy played an important contemporary role ̶ has a considerable impact on our view of the historical development of Liberalism. Kathleen was a recipient of the Hans Gatzke Prize for an outstanding dissertation in European history, as well as numerous other research awards, including from the Fondation Napoléon and Royal Irish Academy. She is currently a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, working on publishing her PhD thesis as a monograph.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, France, Ireland, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Human Rights, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Women