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Department of French and Italian
Melissa Wittemeier Faculty

(847) 491-8259
Crowe 2-136
1860 S Campus Drive

Melissa Wittmeier

Melissa Wittmeier, lecturer in French, earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University, where she specialized in 19th century literature. Much of her recent work lies in the 18th century, and focuses on the history of social and political thought. She has a strong interest in the history of mentalities and social choice theory. Her current research project is called "Enlightenment and Revolution: From Father to Son at the Château de Villevieille".

Melissa Wittmeier recently published Delphine Gay, Madame de Girardin, the Vicomte de Launay: A Monograph of the Muse, and "Madame le Professeur: Her Own Worst Enemy?" She is also assistant editor to the Journal of the World Universities Forum.

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