B.A. Cornell University (Magna Cum Laude), 1992
M.A. Duke University, 1995
Ph.D. Duke University, 2000

Academic interests

Early Modern Europe, French History, Women's Studies


2009 Award for Best Collaborative Project Published in 2009 from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women for "Women, Religion, and the Atlantic World (1600-1800)." 2004 Gutenberg-e Prize from the American Historical Association
2004 Chester Penn Higby Prize for best article in the Journal of Modern History
2001 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for 17th and 18th c studies, University of California Los Angeles
1999 Dissertation Fellow, Erasmus Institute, University of Notre Dame


Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism: Louis XIV and the Port-Royal Nuns (Cambridge University Press, 2011) Women, Religion, and the Atlantic World (1600-1800) edited with Lisa Vollendorf (University of Toronto Press, 2009). Articles in the Journal of Modern History, Histoire, Economie et Societe, Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, and Biblio 17.