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Reed College, Portland, OR.
Assistant Professor to Professor of History and Humanities (with tenure), 2000-present.

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.
Professeur Invité, May-June 2013.

Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 1999-2000.


Brown University, Providence, RI.
Ph.D. in History, May 2000.
Dissertation: “Legal Culture, Municipal Politics and Royal Absolutism in Seventeenth-Century France: The Avocats of Dijon, 1595-1715.”
Director: Philip Benedict. Readers: Anthony Molho and R. Burr Litchfield.

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
B.A. with General Honors and Honors in History, June 1989