Daniel J. Watkins

Daniel J. Watkins
Assistant Professor of History
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Spring 2022 Office Hours

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am – 12pm.


Early Modern and Modern France, History of the Enlightenment, History of Catholicism, Book History, Digital History

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.A., University of Florida
  • B.A., University of Florida
Academic Interests and Research

My primary research interest is the Society of Jesus and the role that Jesuits played in the Enlightenment, French Revolution, and the post-revolutionary period. I am currently in the beginning stages of three new research projects: a book project on the history of “rococo Catholicism” in Enlightenment France, a book project on the history of the one-time Jesuit priest turned revolutionary Joseph-Antoine Cerutti, and a digital history project around the Jesuit missionary periodical the Lettres édifiantes et curieuses.


Courses Taught at Baylor

  • HIS 1300 US in Global Perspective
  • HIS 1307 World History Since 1500
  • HIS 2395 History Workshop
  • HIS 4333 French Revolution and Napoleon
  • HIS 4343 France Since 1815
Follow Dr. Watkins on Twitter: @watkinsdanielj