Lindsay A.H. Parker
After graduating magna cum laude from Occidental College, Dr. Parker studied the history of the French Revolution of 1789 under Timothy Tackett at UC Irvine. Her research focused on the experience of everyday life, including within the private domains of family and friendship. Her chief source was a body of correspondence of more than a thousand letters, penned mostly by Rosalie Jullien, the wife and mother of political elites. That research became Writing the Revolution: A French Woman’s History in Letters, published by Oxford University Press in 2013. She has also published in the Journal of Women’s History and Journal of Historical Biography. This body of work illustrates her interest in women’s history, the history of epistolography, and the interplay of autobiographical and historical narratives.
Dr. Parker teaches a variety of European and World history courses. Her students are supported in their close reading of primary sources that help them uncover the experiences of real people living in times of great transition. Her courses emphasize the interdependent skills of close reading, analytical writing, and critical thinking.