Associate Professor, History
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2006
Early modern European history, modern European history, France, Mediterranean, economic globalization, history of science and medicine
The Fabric of Citizenship: French Silk and Economic Globalization, 1660 ~ 1914 (monograph in progress)
Between Crown and Commerce: Marseille and the Early Modern Mediterranean (monograph, Johns Hopkins University Press, March 2011).
"Danton," "Marat," "Mirabeau," and "Sieyes" for International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest (Blackwell Publishing, March 2009).
"Levantines in Marseille: The Politics of Naturalization and Neutralization in Old Regime France, 1660 – 1720," peer-reviewed journal, Seventeenth-Century French Studies, Vol. 30 No. 2 (London: Maney Publishing, 2008), 170-181.
"French Absolutism, Marseillais Civic Humanism, and the Languages of Public Good," peer-reviewed journal, The Historical Journal, Vol. 49. No. 3 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 707-734.
Papers and Presentations
"Savage Worms and Modern Machines: Lyon's Silk Industry, Napoleonic State-Building, and the Tokugawa Bakufu," French Historical Studies Conference, Boston MA April 2013.
"Marseille, the Mediterranean, and Mercantilism: New American Approaches in the History of Ideas," workshop/seminar presentation, invitation by Professor Jean Boutier and Jean-Baptiste Xambo, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) Marseille, France (November 10, 2010).
"Politique et altérité : le poids de l'idéologie dans les representations," keynote talk for Marseille la Mediterranéenne: Echanges, Mobilites et Frontieres Conference Series, Archives départementales de Bouches-du-Rhône, in association with Approches Cultures et Territoires, Marseille, France (November 9, 2010).
"Marseille, Colbertisme, and the Mediterranean: Debating Citizenship in Early Modern France," panel with Robert Kruckeberg, Markus Prutsch, New York State Association of European Historians Conference, Loudonville, NY (September 24-25, 2010).
"Marseille, a Cultural Bouillabaisse: Region, State and the History of Ideas," History Made Difficult: Historiography and Historical Methods (Prof. Mark G. Schmeller, Northeastern Illinois University, IL, September 28, 2009).
"Between Massilia and Salente: Antiquity and Republican Historicism in the Age of Louis XIV," panel with Johnston Kent Wright, David Kammerling Smith, Amalia Kessler, Gail Bossenga, Society for French Historical Studies Conference, St. Louis, MI (March 26 – 29, 2009).
"Commercial Power and Transnational Communication in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Consulate Reform, Trade Capitulations and French Translators in the Reign of Louis XIV, 1660 – 1683," Mediterranean Programme, dir. Eric Dursteller, 10th Mediterranean Research Meeting, European University Institute – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence / Montecatini Terme, Italy (March 25 – 27, 2009).
"Foreigners into Frenchmen: Commerce and Citizenship in Early Modern Marseille," paper prepared and circulated for "Confrontations: Society for the Study of French History Annual Conference," Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom (July 4-5, 2008) (trip cancelled for health reasons).
"From Discipline to Punishment: The Trials of Sexual Deviance during the Plague of Marseille, 1720 - 1723," European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon, Portugal (February 26 – March 1, 2008).
"Locating the Periphery: Marseilles, French Travel Writing, and Inventions of the Mediterranean, 1660 – 1770," Society for 17th-Century French Studies Conference, Liverpool, UK (September 6-8, 2007).
"Demi-Orientalism and French Inventions of the Mediterranean, 1660 – 1777," Society for the Study of French History Conference, St. Andrews, UK (July 1 – 3, 2007).
"Redefining the Public Good: Louis XIV and the Urban Expansion of Marseille, 1660 – 1669," Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Houston, Texas (March 15 – 17, 2007).
"'The Public Tribunal, a Natural Judge': French Catholicism, Classical Republicanism, and the Invention of a Pre-Enlightenment Public Sphere," Making Publics: Media, Markets, and Association in Early Modern Europe, 1500 – 1800, An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Santa Barbara, California (March 9 - 10, 2007)
Syracuse University 2006-Present
Early Modern France, intellectual and political history; Modern France and the World; history of medicine; race and gender in early modern Europe.
Research Grants and Awards
Visiting Research Fellow, The French Centre, The University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, Spring/Summer 2014
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Research and Teaching, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 2012
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, Meredith Professorship Program, Syracuse University, March 2009
Appleby-Moser Faculty Research Grant for manuscript preparation, Maxwell School of Citizenship, Syracuse University, Summers 2007—2011
Pigott Faculty Research Fund, Syracuse University, Summer 2009, Summer 2008
Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS) and Western Society for French Historical Studies (WSFHS) Research Travel Award for manuscript preparation, Summer 2007
Mellon Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2005 – 2006
Georges Lurcy Fellowship, 2003 – 2004
Graduate Research Grant, Dean‘s Office, Stanford University, 2003 – 2004
History Department Fellowship, Stanford University, 2000 – 2005
History Award for Best Senior Honors Thesis, Duke University, 1998
Faculty Scholar Award, Duke University, 1997
Dean‘s List with Distinction, Duke University 1995 – 1997
Selected Professional Activities
American Historical Association (AHA), 2005 - present
Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS), 2004 - present
American Society for 18th-Century Studies (ASECS), 2005 - present
Maxwell Program in Citizenship and Civic Engagement