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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

Teaching Experience and Training

Reed College, Portland, OR. Fall 2000-present.
Wheaton College, Norton, MA. 1999-2000.
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Spring 1999.
Bennington College, Bennington, VT. Fall 1997.
Brown University, Providence, RI. 1994-98. (Teaching Assistant)
Writing Center Associate. Brown University, 1995-1999.
Teaching Improvement Seminar, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. Brown University, 1994-95.