I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. My research concentrates on modern political thought (particularly the French Enlightenment), eighteenth-century French feminism, and the intersection of political theory and literature. My dissertation investigates the consequences of the style and form of texts for political and philosophical knowledge.


    My current research interests include: mid-eighteenth century feminist responses to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's notions of sex and gender; women's early eighteenth-century interventions in the periodical press; and portrayals of Persia in Denis Diderot's and Jean d'Alembert's Encyclopedia.




    Whitney Mannies