Nicole Bauer - Faculty & Adjuncts

Nicole Bauer, PhD

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Nicole Bauer, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2819 Chapman Hall Room 235


PhD – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill MA – Yale University BA – University of California-Berkeley


Nicole Bauer is a cultural historian specializing in early modern France. Her first book, Tracing the Shadow of Secrecy and Transparency in Eighteenth-Century France examines the changing attitudes towards secrecy in the eighteenth century, and the development of ideas around government transparency moving into the French Revolution. Her current book project explores the connection between altered states of consciousness, compassion, and ideas of the self in Enlightenment France. Her research has been supported by the Institut français d'Amérique and the Oklahoma Center for Humanities. She teaches courses on the French Revolution, the Enlightenment, gender and queer theory, and dabbles in film studies.

Research Interests

Early Modern France
Cultural and Intellectual History
The self in the Enlightenment

Teaching Interests

Early Modern and Modern Europe
History of Revolutions

Courses Taught

  • Modern Europe
  • Enlightenment and Its Critics
  • French Revolution
  • Independent Study
  • Politics & Religion in Early Europe
  • Special Topics
  • The Liberal Arts and Real Life
  • Readings in Comparative Social and Cultural History

Professional Affiliations

  • The Coordinating Council for Women in History
  • The Society for French Historical Studies
  • The Western Society for French History