Suzanne Desan

Suzanne M. Desan (born 1957) is an American historian. She is the Vilas-Shinner Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the author or editor of four books on French history.

Suzanne M. Desan
Alma materPrinceton University
University of California, Berkeley
EmployerUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison

Early lifeEdit

Suzanne Desan graduated from Princeton University.[1] She earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.[1]


Desan teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the Vilas-Shinner Professor of History.[1] She is the author of two books and the editor of two more books on French history, especially the French Revolution.[1]

Desan won the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize from the American Historical Association in 1992,[2] and she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998.[3]


  • Dusan, Suzanne (1990). Reclaiming the Sacred: Lay Religion and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. OCLC 657399411.
  • Desan, Suzanne (2004). The Family on Trial in Revolutionary France. Oakland: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520939769. OCLC 940727096.
  • Dusan, Suzanne; Merrick, Jeffrey W., eds. (2009). Family, Gender, and Law in Early Modern France. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 978-0271034690. OCLC 799709564.
  • Desan, Suzanne; Hunt, Lynn; Nelson, William Max, eds. (2013). The French Revolution in Global Perspective. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0801478680. OCLC 893491397.


  1. ^ a b c d "Suzanne Desan". Department of History. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Herbert Baxter Adams Prize Recipients". American Historical Association. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "1998 Search Results". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)