Sarah Horowitz Associate Professor of History

Sarah Horowitz

Newcomb Hall 306
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in History, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A. in History, University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • B.A. in History and Art History, summe cum laude, Wellesley College, 1999


The political, cultural and social history of post-Revolutionary France


Modern European history, French history from the seventeenth century to the present, history of women in Europe

Selected Publications

The End of Love: Politics, Emotions and Domestic Violence in the Choiseul-Praslin Affair,” The Journal of Family History (forthcoming, Summer 2017)

 “Foucault’s Panopticon — A Model for NSA Surveillance?,” in Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair, ed. Russell Miller (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

with Brandon Walsh, Introduction to Text Analysis: A Coursebook, 2016, available at

“Luxe, amour et transactions: La Culture des bijoux dans l’Ancien Régime,” Sociétés et Représentations, no. 38 (Fall 2014)

Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2013)

"Policing and the Problem of Privacy in Restoration-Era France, 1815-30," French History 27, no. 1 (January 2013)

"The Bonds of Concord and the Guardians of Trust: Women, Emotion, and Political Life, 1815-1848," French Historical Studies 35, no. 3 (Summer 2012)

Current Research

Professor Horowitz is currently working on the Steinheil Affair, a scandal in Belle Époque Paris. This book uses the scandal as a lens to examine mass culture, politics, gender roles, sexuality and crime in early twentieth-century France.