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Early Modern and Modern France, Catholicism, Catholic Missionaries, Intellectual History, Cultural History
My current research focuses on the relationship between the members of the Society of Jesus (a.k.a. the Jesuits) and the culture of the Enlightenment in eighteenth-century France. I am in the process of reworking my dissertation into a book manuscript on the French Jesuit Isaac-Joseph Berruyer's contributions to the Catholic Enlightenment and the culture of Conservatism in post-revolutionary France.
(co-edited with Mita Choudhury) Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France: Essays in Honor of Dale K. Van Kley, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019).
“A Suppression Revisited: Jansenism, Conservatism, and the Anti-Jesuit Ordinances of 1828,” in Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019).
“An Enlightenment Bible in Catholic France: Isaac-Joseph Berruyer’s Histoire du peuple de Dieu (1728-1758),” in Vernacular Bibles in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era (Leuven: Peeters, 2017).
“The Two Conversions of François de La Pillonnière: A Case Study of Rationalism and Religion in the Early Enlightenment,” Eighteenth-Century Thought 6 (2016): pp. 33-58.
“Religion and Trade through Jesuit Eyes: Bringing Early Modern Central Asia into the World History Classroom,” World History Connected 10, no.3 (2013)