Katie Jarvis

Katie Jarvis
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Assistant Professor
  • Residential Fellow (2016-2017)
  • “Citizenship as Social Experience: Economics, Gender, and Politics in Revolutionary France”

Katie Jarvis is Assistant Professor of European History at the University of Notre Dame. She is a historian of early and late modern France, and her research focuses on popular politics, broadly conceived, during the French Revolution. She specializes in the intersection of social and cultural history, as well as gender history.

Professor Jarvis is currently revising her book manuscript Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France. The French journal La Révolution française recently published her related “‘Position de thèse’: Politics in the Marketplace: The Popular Activism and Cultural Representation of the Dames des Halles during the French Revolution” (2015). Her article, “‘Patriotic Discipline’: Cloistered Behinds, Public Judgment, and Female Violence in Revolutionary Paris,” in the edited volume Practiced Citizenship: Women, Gender, and the State in Modern France is under review. In conference paper form, this piece won the Natalie Zemon Davis Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies. In May 2016, she coedited a special journal issue of Genre & Histoire on “Genre et Classes Populaires - In Situ.” She serves as a steering member of a Paris-based workgroup on gender and the popular classes (http://gcp.hypotheses.org/gcp-un-groupe-un-seminaire-un-carnet). She has presented her research internationally in France, Denmark, Canada, and the United States.

Professor Jarvis’s research has been supported by major fellowships from the Fulbright Association, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon Foundation/Council for European Studies. Her archival trips have been funded by grants from the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d'Amérique, the Institut Français d’Amérique, Baylor University, Phi Alpha Theta, Society for French Historical Studies, and the Western Association of Women Historians. In 2012-2013, she was an ACLS Residency Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities. A Gerda Lerner Fellowship in Women’s History as well as a George Mosse Prize Lectureship supported her doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.