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Laura Talamante

Laura Talamante, is a professor of history at California State University Dominguez Hills, where she teaches and guides research on European, French, and women’s history. She publishes on women, politics and culture, citizenship development, revolutionary geopolitical and geosocial mapping, and proto-feminism in Enlightenment and revolutionary Marseille ( She earned her doctorate in history at UCLA, where her dissertation, “Les Citoyennes Marseillaises: Women and Political Change during the French Revolution,” won the Mary Wollstonecraft Dissertation Award. She has received numerous honors and awards, including residency fellowships at the Brown Foundation Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture grant, and two French American Cultural Exchange Tournée Festival of French Films grants, among others.