Jessie  Hewitt

Jessie Hewitt

Term Professor

Jessie Hewitt specializes in the history of Modern Europe, particularly that of nineteenth-century France. After completing her B.A. at UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Hewitt pursued graduate studies at UC Davis where she finished her Ph.D. in 2012. Her dissertation examined the emergence of new attitudes towards madness in the post-revolutionary period, paying special attention to the ways in which ideas about gendered behavior shaped doctors' interactions with their patients.

Dr. Hewitt has presented portions of her research in numerous venues, including meetings of the Western Society for French History, the Society for French Historical Studies, the American Historical Association, and the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association. Her work has been supported by various research funds and prizes, such as the Edward T. Gargan Prize from the Western Society for French History; the Marjorie M. Farrar Award from the Society for French Historical Studies; the Consortium for Women and Research at UC Davis; and the Institute for European Studies at UC Berkeley. Dr. Hewitt is currently working towards publishing an article on the woman director of a private psychiatric institution in Paris, in addition a book project on madness and masculinity in post-revolutionary France. She is looking forward to teaching several classes at USF this year. These include European Civilization, Europe in the Nineteenth Century, Modern French History, and the History of Sexuality.