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Jill Harsin, professor of history

Jill Harsin

Interim President
President's Office, 301 James B. Colgate Hall
p 315-228-7444
Jill Harsin, a skilled administrator and highly respected professor of history at Colgate, will become interim president of the university on July 1, 2015. She will serve a one-year term.

Since joining Colgate in 1982, Harsin has shown commitment to the university’s values of teaching, scholarship, and university service. With specialties in European history, the history of France and the French Revolution, and women’s history, she has been centrally involved in interdisciplinary teaching, especially in women’s studies. She also teaches courses in early modern Europe, the experiences of women in history, and modern European social history.

Degrees

  • BA, Missouri State University, 1973
  • MA (1974), PhD (1981), University of Iowa

Teaching Experience

Oberlin College 1981-82; Colgate University, 1982-

Specialties

Modern Europe, France and the French Revolution, and women's history

Interests

19th-century France and French Revolution

Publications

  • Barricades: The War of the Streets in Revolutionary Paris, 1830-1848 (New York: Palgrave, 2002)
  • Policing Prostitution in Nineteenth Century Paris (Princeton University Press, 1985)
  • "Syphilis, Wives, and Physicians: Medical Ethics and the Family in Late Nineteenth Century France" (French Historical Studies, 1989)
  • "Gender, Class and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France" (French Historical Studies)

Professional Experience

  • Colgate interim provost and dean of the faculty, 2009-10
  • Chair of the Colgate Department of History
  • Director of the Division of Social Sciences, Colgate
  • Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Professor of liberal arts studies, Colgate
  • Chaired and served on several key governance committees at Colgate

Distinctions

  • AAUW Scholarship
  • Alumni Corporation Distinguished Teaching Award, 2012