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- About Me
I am the John E. Green Regents Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
I work at the intersections of legal, economic, social and family/gender history in early modern France. I grew up in the U.K, and did her PhD at Johns Hopkins University.
My new book is Sex in an Old Regime City: young workers and intimacy in France, 1660-1789, (Oxford University Press, 2020).
I have written two earlier books, The Practice of Patriarchy: gender and the politics of household authority in early modern France (1998) and Family Business: litigation and the political economy of daily life in early modern France (2009). I have many essays in edited collections, and my articles have appeared in The American Historical Review, The Journal of Social History, The Journal of Modern History, The William & Mary Quarterly, The Journal of Women’s History, European History Review, History Compass, and French Historical Studies. I have held two N.E.H year long research fellowships and was the distinguished invited research scholar at the Gender and Work Project at the University of Uppsala in 2014. I was the founding director of the Institute for Historical Studies at UT.
My next book project is in progress: Hanging Bankrupts: credit, crime and the transition to capitalism.
- Recent Publications
Sex in an Old Regime City: Young Workers and Intimacy in France, 1660-1789.
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- Atlantic, France, Western Europe
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- Capitalism, Economic History, Family, Gender, Government, Law, Sexuality, Sexual Violence