B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Claire Cage is a French and gender historian. Her first book, Unnatural Frenchmen: The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2015. The European History Section of the Southern Historical Association awarded it the Baker-Burton Prize for the best first book on European History published between 2013-17. She is currently working on a book project on the history of forensic medicine in nineteenth-century France.
Unnatural Frenchmen: The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815 (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015)
“Child Sexual Abuse and Medical Expertise in Nineteenth-Century France,” French Historical Studies 42, no. 3 (2019): 391-421.
“Regards croisés sur le mariage à l’époque révolutionnaire et impériale,” with Jennifer Heuer, Andrea Mansker, Meghan Roberts, and Anne Verjus in Annales historiques de la Révolution française 388, no. 2 (2017): 143-71.
"'Celibacy is a Social Crime': The Politics of Clerical Marriage, 1794-1799,” French Historical Studies, vol. 36, no. 4 (2013): 601-28.
“The Sartorial Self: Neoclassical Fashion and Gender Identity in France, 1797-1804,” Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 42, no. 2 (2009): 193–215.
“Crime, Law, and Justice,” in Life in Revolutionary France, edited by Mette Harder and Jennifer Heuer, Bloomsbury Press (2020)
- HY 102 History of Western Civilization II
- HY 355 Old Regime and Revolutionary France
- HY 390 The Body, Medicine, and Society in Europe
- HY 390 Crime and Punishment in Britain, 1500-1900 (study abroad)
- HY 442 Undergraduate Research Seminar: Trials in History
- HY 457/557 France and Europe in the Era of Napoleon
- HY 457/557 Gender and Society in Early Modern Europe
- HY 458/558 Sex, Celibacy, and Marriage in the Christian West
- HY 590 The Making of Modern France