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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 Social Sciences History, 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