Katie Jarvis


I am a historian of France and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. My research focuses on popular politics, broadly conceived, during the French Revolution. I am especially interested in the intersection of social and cultural history, as well as gender history. I teach courses on French and European history from the sixteenth century to the present.

My most recent book, Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France (Oxford University Press, 2019), integrates politics, economics, and gender to ask how Parisian market women invented notions of citizenship through everyday trade during the French Revolution. While analyzing how the Dames des Halles and marketplace actors shaped nascent democracy and capitalism, this book challenges the interpretation that revolutionary citizenship was inherently masculine from the outset.

I am currently working on a book project entitled Democratizing Forgiveness: Reconciling Citizens in Revolutionary France. This study probes how the French revolutionaries refashioned forgiveness through economic, judicial, and cultural venues from 1789 to 1802.

My articles have appeared in Journal of Social History, French Historical Studies, La Révolution française, and Annales historiques de la Révolution française. I have also co-edited a special issue of Genre & Histoire. My research has been funded by the Fulbright Association, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation/Council for European Studies, the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d'Amérique, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

University of Notre Dame, Department of History Profile

Kellogg Institute for International Studies Faculty Fellow Profile

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