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I am currently a Pro Futura Scientia IX Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala and an associate professor of early modern history at Umeå University. In 2018-2019, I am a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University.
I hold an M.A. and a B.A. in History with distinction from the University of Strasbourg, France. I completed a Ph.D. in History at Purdue University, United States.The title of my Ph.D. dissertation is, “Women in Rural Society: Peasants, Patriarchy and the Local Economy in Northeast France, 1650-1789”.
In 2011, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. In 2011-2013, I held a postdoctoral fellowship at Umeå Unversity. Between 2013-2015, I worked as a research fellow at Lund University within the project ‘Marrying Cultures: Queens Consort and their European identities 1500-1800’,funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).
My publications include articles published in the Journal of Social History, the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Traverse Revue d'Histoire - Zeitschrift für Geschichte among others. My article titled ‘Female Peasants, Patriarchy and the Credit Market in Eighteenth-Century France’ was awarded the Ronald S. Love Prize of the Western Society for French History in 2009. In 2017, I published a monograph titled "Gender and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Sweden". I am currently completing a monograph on debt in pre-industrial Europe.
My research interests range widely, from the history of justice and economics to gender and women’s history. Above all, I am deeply interested in the study of rural communities in early modern Europe.
Dr. Elise M. Dermineur
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
Thunbergsvägen 2, SE-752 38 Uppsala, Sweden