Julia Landweber (Associate Professor of History and of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies) received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. A specialist in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, she has published on the cultural and political relationship between France and the Ottoman Empire, on "turquerie" in early modern French culture, and on the early history of coffee in France. Her research interests include cultural history, women's and gender history, and the history of food and drink. Courses she regularly teaches include: The Emergence of European Civilization 1500-1915, Food and Society in Early Modern Europe, Feminist Thought in Western Perspective, Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, and the capstone Research Seminar in Gender and Women's Studies.
Early modern Europe, eighteenth-century France, women's and gender history, France and the Ottoman Empire, identity formation, coffee, turquerie, gender and science.