Gemma Betros

WSRP Research Associate 2012-2013

Research project

Sacred Liberty: The Nuns of Paris, the French Revolution, and Napoleon

This project examines the suppression of female religious communities in Paris during the French Revolution and their revival under Napoleon. Based on extensive archival research, it reconstructs the development and impact of revolutionary policy to offer crucial new insights into the relationship among politics, religion, and gender.

Course

HDS 2110: Power, Politics, and the Female Religious Life (Spring 2013)