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Distinguished Research Professor & Eugen Weber Endowed Chair in Modern European History

Office: 6260 Bunche Hall
Phone: 310-794-4432
Fax: 310-206-9630
E-mail: lhunt@history.ucla.edu

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

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Born in Panama and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, she has her B.A. from Carleton College (1967) and her M.A. (1968) and Ph.D. (1973) from Stanford University. Before coming to UCLA she taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1987-1998) and the University of California, Berkeley (1974-1987).

Prof. Hunt's current research projects include a study of French revolutionary graphic arts and French revolutionary finances.

Prof. Hunt’s most recent books examine the origins of human rights in the eighteenth century, Inventing Human Rights (2007), the question of time and history writing, Measuring Time: Making History (2008), early 18th century views of the world's religions, The Book that Changed Europe (with M. Jacob and W. Mijnhardt, 2010), and Writing History in the Global Era. She has written extensively on the French Revolution: Revolution and Urban Politics in Provincial France (1978); Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution (1984); and The Family Romance of the French Revolution (1992). She has also written about historical method and epistemology: The New Cultural History (1989); with Joyce Appleby and Margaret Jacob, Telling the Truth about History (1994); with Jacques Revel, Histories: French Constructions of the Past (1995); and with Victoria Bonnell, Beyond the Cultural Turn (1999). In addition, she has edited collections on the history of eroticism, pornography, and on human rights; co-authored a western civilization textbook, The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures (4th ed. 2012); and with Jack Censer co-authored a textbook on the French Revolution which includes a cd-rom and companion website. Her books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Polish and Czech.


Distinguished Teaching Award of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, University of California, 1977

Nancy Lyman Roelker Graduate Mentorship Award, American Historical Association, 2010

Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA, 2013

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