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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 and Fashion Prints in Seventeenth-Century France Edited with Sandra Rosenbaum (forthcoming)

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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