Suzanne L. Marchand

Councilor, Profession

Suzanne L. Marchand is LSU Systems Boyd Professor of European Intellectual History at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Marchand obtained her BA from UC Berkeley in 1984, and her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992. She served as assistant and then associate professor at Princeton University before moving to LSU in 1999. She is the author of Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750–1870 (Princeton Univ. Press, 1996) and German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Race, Religion, and Scholarship (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009), which won the George Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association. She is also the co-author of two textbooks: Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (W.W. Norton, 4th ed., 2013) and Many Europes (McGraw Hill, 2013), and a board member of the Global Architectural Teaching Collaborative. Between 2012 and 2014 she served as president of the German Studies Association. She has published numerous articles on the history of the humanities, most of which focus on modern Germany and Austria. In 2013 she was appointed LSU Systems Boyd Professor, LSU's highest honor; she is only the fourth woman to have been awarded such a distinction. She is now working on a history of the porcelain industry in Central Europe, and a history of Herodotus reception since 1700.