Vilas-Shinners Professor of History
Office: 5120 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5013 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:20-5:20
My general field of study is early modern Europe, with a focus on early modern France and the French Revolution. My research and teaching interests include popular politics and political activism, especially during the French revolutionary and Napoleonic era; gender; family; the Enlightenment; the transnational circulation of ideas, people, and practices; early modern European popular culture and religion; historical methods and social theory. My current book project examines the October Days uprising of 1789 during the French Revolution.
Ph.D., University of California – Berkeley
M.A., University of California – Berkeley
B.A., Princeton University
Suzanne Desan. Video and Audio Course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon. The Great Courses, 2013.
Suzanne Desan (Co-editor), Lynn Hunt (Co-editor), William Max Nelson (Co-editor). The French Revolution in Global Perspective. Cornell University Press, 2013.
Suzanne Desan (Co-editor), Jeffrey Merrick (Co-editor). Family, Gender, and Law in Early Modern France. Penn State University Press, 2009.
Suzanne Desan. The Family on Trial in Revolutionary France. University of California Press, 2004.
Suzanne Desan. Reclaiming the Sacred: Lay Religion and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France. Cornell University Press, 1990.
- History 119 – The Making of Modern Europe 1500-1815 – Syllabus 2019 (pdf)
- History 201 – The Historian’s Craft: The French Revolution – Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
- History 223 – Freshmen Seminar: “Society and Gender in Early Modern Europe”
- History 283 – Studies in History: French Culture, 1500-1800
- History 283 – European Enlightenment
- History 283 – Bodies, Rights, and Human Difference in the Enlightenment – Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
- History 320 – Early Modern France 1500-1715 – Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
- History 352 – Eighteenth Century Europe – Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
- History 358 – The Old Regime and French Revolution – Syllabus 2014 (pdf)
- History 572 – Studies in European History
- History 600 – Identity & Autobiography in Eighteenth-Century Europe – Syllabus 2019 (pdf)
- History 600 – Empire in the French Revolutionary Era – Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
- History 600 – Napoleon – Syllabus 2018 (pdf)
- History 600 – Americans in Paris – Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
- History 600 – Marie-Antoinette & the French Revolution – Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
- History 680/690 – Honors Thesis Colloquium
- History 703 – History and Theory: Recent Approaches to Cultural and Social History – Syllabus 2016 (pdf)
- History 707 – Old Regime and French Revolution – Syllabus 2014 (pdf)
- History 707 – Society and Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
- History 952 – Seminar in Comparative History: Gender, Race, and the Politics of Empire in the Transatlantic World, 1750-1850