Associate Professor

gaynemk@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Jackson Hall, Room 207
Office phone: 540-568-6172
MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Associate professor of history

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University

Research interests

Absolutist state-building; corporate practices and liberal economics; work practices; everyday life and culture; gender, specifically masculinity

Teaching areas

French, world history, methods

Selected publications and presentations

Court Medicine: Healthcare Personnel and Sanitary Politics in Europe, 15c-18c, London School of Economics, 21-22 June 2012, “Establishing Courtly Governance of Eighteenth-Century French Wigmakers.”

Body Techniques in the Early Modern Period, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Research Network, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, 27-28 May 2011, “Work Culture: The Gendered Practices of Hair Harvesting and Wigmaking in Eighteenth-Century France.”

“La Taxe sur les Perruques de 1706: L'Intégration du Corps dans la Société Marchande de l'Ancien Régime” in Actes du colloque international du Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles: “Cultures de cour, cultures de corps en Europe, XIVème-XVIIIème siècles” (Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne, August 2011), 229-244.

“Illicit Wigmaking in Eighteenth-Century Paris,” in Eighteenth-Century Studies, 38:1 (2004), 119-137.

“Japanese-Americans at the Portland YWCA,” in Journal of Women's History 15:3 (Autumn 2003), 197-203.

Service

Moderator, CFI Faculty Flashpoint Series
Chair, College of Arts and Letters Faculty Advisory Committee
Moderator and coordinator, History Department Brown Bag Research Talk Series

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