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Texas Tech University
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France, Paris, French Revolution, Catacombs, Cemeteries, the Dead, Museums
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About Me

I am a historian of Modern France, with expertise in the Revolutionary era.  My research focuses on Parisian spaces for the dead in the post-revolutionary period, such as the Paris Catacombs and Père Lachaise Cemetery.  I am in the early stages of a new project about dare devils and risk taking in nineteenth-century Paris.

Recent Publications

Making Space for the Dead:  Cemeteries, Catacombs, and the Reimagining of Paris, 1780-1830.  Cornell University Press, 2019. 

“The Paris Catacombs: Remains and Reunion Beneath the Post-Revolutionary City,” French Historical Studies 40:3 (August 2017): 509-536.

“Cities of the Dead:  Père Lachaise Cemetery and the Paris Catacombs in Post-Revolutionary Paris,” in The Urban Uncanny, Lucy Huskinson, ed. Routledge, 2016, 75-89.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5, 7
Expertise by Topic
Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Urban History