University of Wisconsin–Madison

Suzanne Desan

Vilas-Shinners Professor of History

smdesan@wisc.edu

608.262.8694

Office: 5120 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5013 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office Hours: On Leave

Suzanne Desan


Biography

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.

Education

Ph.D., University of California – Berkeley
M.A., University of California – Berkeley
B.A., Princeton University

Books

Advisor To

History Courses

  • History 119 – The Making of Modern Europe 1500-1815 – Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
  • History 201 – The Historian’s Craft: The French Revolution – Syllabus 2017 (pdf)
  • 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 223 – Freshmen Seminar: “Society and Gender in Early Modern Europe”
  • History 600 – French & English Views of Foreigners, 1700-1815
  • History 600 – Transatlantic Encounters in the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1815
  • History 600 – Eighteenth-Century French Culture
  • History 600 – The French Revolution – Syllabus 2008 (pdf)
  • History 600 – The European Enlightenment – Syllabus 2008 (pdf)
  • History 600 – Rights & Identity in Revolutionary Europe – Syllabus 2009 (pdf)
  • History 600 – Empire in the French Revolutionary Era – Syllabus 2011 (pdf)
  • History 600 – Napoleon – Syllabus 2012 (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