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Jennifer N. Heuer


Portrait of Jennifer Heuer Associate Professor

Office: Herter 607
Telephone: (413) 545-6790
Fax: (413) 545-6137

Prof. Heuer is the author of The Family and The Nation: Gender and Citizenship in Revolutionary France, 1789-1830 (Cornell University Press, 2005).  She has published articles on topics including the role of clothing as a symbol of competing visions of national identity; the use of familial metaphors for portraying the power of the state; and a ban on interracial marriages in early nineteenth-century France.  She has also written synthetic essays on teaching the French Revolution and on the history of gender and nationalism in Europe.  Among other works, her essays have appeared in the journals French History; History Compass; Annales historiques de la révolution française; Radical History Review; Clio: histoire, femmes et sociétés; French Culture, Politics, and Society; and Law and History, as well as in essay collections including Taking Liberties: Problems of a New Order from the French Revolution to Napoleon;  Power and the Nation in European History; and The Human Rights Encyclopedia. She is currently working a book on love and war in the age of Napoleon (the research for which has been funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities). She is also researching the history of race, colonialism, and slavery in France.


Research Areas: modern France, Europe, women’s and gender history


Courses Taught Recently:
Undergraduate: French Revolution; Modern France and the French Empire; Sex and Society in Modern Europe; Trials in European History; Western Thought Since 1600.
Graduate: Introduction to History; European Historiography; Nation, Race, and Gender in Modern Europe; Atlantic Revolutions