Carla Hesse, B.A. History '78, is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the editorial board of the journal Representations.
Carla earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Santa Cruz studying History and French Literature, graduating with honors. She went on to Princeton to earn her master's and PhD in history with distinction. Her primary research interests are the French Revolution; early modern Europe; 16th-20th century France; and European intellectual history, 17th-20th century.
She is author of Publishing and Cultural Politics in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-1810 (Berkeley, CA, 1991) and The Other Enlightenment: How French Women Became Modern (Princeton, NJ, 2001). She is currently working on Terror in the French Revolution.
Click here to watch Carla Hesse's 2008 Symposium Keynote address, Is Baudelaire in that Data Set? My Undergraduate Life as a Double-Agent in the Humanities and Social Sciences.