Lynn Hunt Biography

Lynn Hunt was president of the American Historical Association in 2002. She is Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History at UCLA.


The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures: A Concise History. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, with Jack R. Censer. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2001.

Human Rights and Revolutions. Co-editor with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Marilyn B. Young. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

Beyond the Cultural Turn: New Directions in the Study of Society and Culture, Co-editor with Victoria E. Bonnell. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History. Editor and translator. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1996.

Histories: French constructions of the past. Co-editor with Jacques Revel. New York: New Press, 1995.

The Challenge of the West: Peoples and Cultures from the Stone Age to the Global Age. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1995.

The Invention of Pornography: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, 1500–1800. Editor. New York: Zone Books, 1993.

The Family Romance of the French Revolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Eroticism and the Body Politic. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

The New Cultural History: Essays. Editor. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.

Revolution and Urban Politics in Provincial France: Troyes and Reims, 1786–1790. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978.

Presidential Columns

On Future Anxieties and Present Predicaments (Perspectives, January 2002)
Has Professionalization Gone Too Far? (Perspectives, February 2002)
Where Have All the Theories Gone? (Perspectives, March 2002)
Democracy and Hierarchy in Higher Education (Perspectives, April 2002)
Against Presentism (Perspectives, May 2002) 
What I Learned Doing a Multimedia Project on the French Revolution (Perspectives, Summer 2002)
Generational Conflict and the Coming Tenure Crisis (Perspectives, September 2002)
A Glass Half Full (Perspectives, October 2002)
Is European History Passé? (Perspectives, November 2002)
Parting Shots (Perspectives, December 2002)