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University of Oklahoma
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France, cooks, gender and work, Enlightenment, history of sexuality, law, empire, Atlantic Revolutions
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About Me

Jennifer J. Davis is Associate Professor of History and Adjunct Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Recent Publications
  1. “The Radical Enlightenment and Movements for Women’s Equality in Europe and the Americas,” in Steffen Ducheyne, ed Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment (New York: Routledge).


  1. “The Laws of Eighteenth-Century Sex: Thérèse philosophe” in Fiction and Film for French Historians: A Cultural Bulletin, (March 2017). Invited blog post: Liana Vardi, ed.

  1. Defining Culinary Authority: The Transformation of French Cooking, 1650-1830. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.


  1. “To Make a Revolutionary Cuisine: Gender and Politics in French Kitchens, 1789- 1815,” Gender & History, vol. 23, no. 2 (August): 301-320.


  1. “Masters of Disguise: French Cooks between Art and Nature,” Gastronomica, vol. 9, no. 1: 36-49.


  1. “Consuming Faith: Religious Dietary Law and the Market for Meat in Eighteenth- Century Paris,” Food and History, vol 3, no. 2, pp. 175-191.
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Food History, Gender, Labor, Law, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Women