Faculty Mentors

Professor Jennifer Jones, began teaching at Rutgers in 1991 after studying at Grinnell College as an undergraduate and pursuing her Ph.D. in European history at Princeton. She regularly teaches Development of Europe I and II, which over the course of a year permits her to travel from the Parthenon of Athens in the 5th century BCE to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.  She specializes in 18th-century France and women’s history and teaches courses on both topics.  She teaches seminars on the history of fashion, the history of girls, and the history of the French Revolution, among other topics.  Her first book is Sexing la Mode: Gender, Fashion and Commercial Culture in Old Regime France.  She is currently writing a book on Thérèse Levasseur, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s mistress, and is researching children’s experience during the French Revolution. Future plans include a foray into Irish history with a study of Archibald Hamilton Rowan (1751-1834), a late eighteenth-century Irish revolutionary and founding member of the Society of United Irishmen. Professor Jones was the previous Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program.

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