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  • Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., History, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., History and Art History, Wellesley College

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, 2014 to the present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, 2008 – 2014



  • Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2013)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “The End of Love: Politics, Emotions and Domestic Violence in the Choiseul-Praslin Affair,” Journal of Family History (October 2017)
  • “Luxe, amour et transactions: La Culture des bijoux dans l’Ancien Régime,” Sociétés et Représentations, no. 38 (Fall 2014)
  • “Policing and the Problem of Privacy in Restoration-Era France, 1815-30,” French History 27, no. 1 (January 2013)
  • “The Bonds of Concord and the Guardians of Trust: Women, Emotion, and Political Life, 1815-1848,” French Historical Studies 35, no. 3 (Summer 2012)

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • “Scandalous Friendships: The Dangers of Intimacy in the Steinheil Affair of 1908-1909,” Romanic Review (forthcoming)
  • “Foucault’s Panopticon—A Model for NSA Surveillance?,” in Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair, ed. Russell Miller (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)



Book Reviews

  • Review of “Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy: Anatomies of Difference by Susan A. Ashley, in H-France Reviews, vol. 18 (April 2018), no. 67
  • Review of Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship, and Authenticity in the French Revolution, by Marisa Linton, in The Journal of Modern History, 89, no. 4 (December 2017)
  • Review of Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France, by Kenneth Loiselle, in French History, no. 29 (June 2015)
  • Review of Doing Emotions History, Susan Matt and Peter Stearns, eds., in The Canadian Journal of History, 49, no. 3 (Winter 2014)