Katie Jarvis is the Carl E. Koch Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Jarvis’s current manuscript, Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France, emanates from Parisian market women called the Dames des Halles during the French Revolution. Using the Dames as a lens, she asks how the revolutionaries negotiated the dual rise of democratic aspirations and capitalism through their everyday trade. She probes how the Dames invented a notion of nascent citizenship that took work, rather than gender, as its cornerstone. Simultaneously, she analyzes how the revolutionaries debated the political role of the popular classes through the market women. Her research has been funded by the Fulbright Association, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation/Council for European Studies, and the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d'Amérique among others.
Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
My research focuses on popular politics, broadly conceived, during the French Revolution. I am especially interested in the intersection of social and cultural history, as well as gender history.
My forthcoming book, Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France (Oxford University Press), uses Parisian market women as a lens to ask how the revolutionaries negotiated the dual rise of democratic aspirations and capitalism through their everyday trade. My next project, Democratizing Forgiveness: Reconciling the Nation in Revolutionary France, analyzes how the French revolutionaries refashioned forgiveness through economic, judicial, and cultural venues from 1789 to 1802.
- Louis Gottschalk Prize for best scholarly book on an eighteenth-century subject in any discipline, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2020)
- American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship (2019)
- James L. Clifford Prize, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2018)
- Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Distinguished Fellow (2016)
- Natalie Zemon Davis Award, Society for French Historical Studies (2014)
- Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship (2012–13)
- Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowship, Institut Français d’Amérique (2012)
- Fulbright Dissertation Grant (2010–11)
- Chateaubriand French Government Fellowship (2010–11) (declined)
Jarvis Awarded NEH Fellowship
Jan 13, 2022
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Katie Jarvis, the Carl E. Koch Associate Professor in the Department of History, is among three faculty members in the College of Arts & Letters to have won National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.
Schierling Receives President's Award
Jun 4, 2020
Sharon Schierling, the longtime managing director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 President’s Award by the University of Notre Dame in recognition of her role as the Institute’s “unsung hero.” Schierling was one of more than a dozen members of the Kellogg community recognized by Notre Dame this spring for faculty promotions, milestone anniversaries, and campus-wide awards.
Jarvis Book Awarded 2020 Louis A. Gottschalk Prize
Apr 23, 2020
Kellogg Faculty Fellow Katie Jarvis (history) has been awarded the 2020 Louis A. Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) for her book Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France (Oxford University Press, 2019). The prize is given annually to the best scholarly book on an eighteenth-century subject.