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University of Redlands
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France, nineteenth century, gender, psychiatry, disability, sexuality, medicine, culture
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About Me

I study and teach Modern European history, with an emphasis on nineteenth-century France. My research focuses on the gender and class dimensions of psychiatric treatment from the French Revolution until World War I.

I received my Ph.D. from UC Davis in 2012 and am now an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Redlands in Southern California. I’ve previously taught at Marymount University, the University of Mississippi, and the University of San Francisco.

Recent Publications


“Married to the ‘Living Dead’: Madness as a Cause for Divorce in Late Nineteenth-Century France,” Contemporary French Civilization, Vol. 40, No. 3 (2015).

“Women Working ‘Amidst the Mad’: Domesticity as Psychiatric Treatment in Nineteenth-Century Paris,” French Historical Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1 (February 2015).

Blog Post:

“The Baroness: Imagining Madness, Marriage, and Murder in Nineteenth-Century Paris,” on Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality (April 25, 2017).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
France, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern
Expertise by Topic
Disability, Family, Gender, Medicine, Sexuality, Women