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Jennifer N. Heuer

Associate Professor of History

Portrait of Jennifer N. Heuer

(413) 545-6790

Herter Hall 607

Professor 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

History of Modern France
European history
History of women and gender


The Family and The Nation: Gender and Citizenship in Revolutionary France, 1789-1830. Cornell University Press, 2005.

Courses Recently Taught

Undergraduate Courses
French Revolution
Modern France and the French Empire
Sex and Society in Modern Europe
Trials in European History
Western Thought Since 1600

Graduate Courses
Introduction to History
European Historiography
Nation, Race, and Gender in Modern Europe
Atlantic Revolutions