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UCLA Department of History
6265 Bunche Hall
Box 951473
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1473

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Europe, Women

Research Interests

History of Prostitution
European Women pre-1800
Material Culture: Fashion, Furniture
Women of the French Court


2000-2005 CoEditor, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture & Society

2003-2004 President, Western Society for French History

1992-1996 Director, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

1998-1999 Co-Chair, UCLA Women's Studies

Selected Publications


Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV Edited with Sandra Rosenbaum. Texas Tech University Press, 2014.

Furnishing the Eighteenth Century. Edited with Dena Goodman. New York: Routledge, 2006.

From Royal to Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century France. Edited with Sara Melzer. Berkeley:University of California Press, 1998.

Fiscal Crises and Representative Government, edited with Philip Hoffman Stanford University Press, 1994.

Rich and Poor in Grenoble, 1600-1814 University of California Press, Berkeley: 1985.

"The Prostitute's Body: Medieval to Modern, 1500-1740," in The Routledge History of the Body & Sex in the West Edited by Sarah Toulalan & Kathryn Fischer (London: Routledge, 2012.

"In Her Own Words: An Eighteenth-Century Madame Tells her Story,"in Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture: Sex, Copmmerce and Morality Edited by Ann Lewis & Markman Ellis (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012)

“Salon as Stage: Actress/Courtesans and their Homes in Late
Eighteenth-century Paris,” in The Architecture of Identity in Eighteenth-
Century Europe.
Edited by Denise Amy Baxter and Meredith Miller (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010.

“Women of the Palace: Versailles 1682-1721" in Servants of the Dynasty: Women of the World Palaces. Edited by Anne Walthall( Berkeley, CA.:University of California Press, 2008), 191-215.

“Goddesses of Taste: Courtesans and Their Furniture in Late Eighteenth-Century Paris,” in Furnishing the Eighteenth-Century: What Furniture Can Tell Us About the European and American Past. Edited with Dena Goodman. (New York: Routledge,2007), 97-115.

"Did French Women of the Old Regime have a Political History?" French Historical Studies 27:2 (spring 2004):244-266.

"Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris: Pages from Madam's Notebook" in Prostitution: On Whores, Hustlers, and Johns Edited by James Elias, Vern Bullough,Veronica Elias and Gwen Brewer (New York: Prometheus Book, 1999):61-80.

"From Courtesan to Prostitute: Venereal Disease and Prostitution in France, 1700-1802," in The Secret Malady: Venereal Disease in Eighteenth-Century Europe Edited by Linda Merians, University of Kentucky Press, 1996, pp.34-51.

"Making Sex Public: Félicité de Choiseul-Meuse and the Salacious Novel," in Going Public: Women and Publishing in Early Modern France, Edited by Dena Goodman and Elizabeth Goldsmith (Cornell University Press, 1995) 161-179.

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