Faculty Mentors

Professor Jennifer Jones, began teaching at Rutgers in 1991 after studying at Grinnell College as an undergraduate and pursuing her Ph.D. in European history at Princeton. She specializes in 18th-century France and women’s history and teaches courses on both topics.  She teaches seminars on the history of fashion, the history of girls, and the history of the French Revolution, among other topics.  Her first book is Sexing la Mode: Gender, Fashion and Commercial Culture in Old Regime France.  She is currently completing a book on Thérèse Levasseur, Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s mistress. Professor Jones was the previous Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program.

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