The 2019 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture
Lynn Hunt is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has her BA from Carleton College and her MA and PhD from Stanford University.
Hunt is the author, coauthor, or editor of hundreds of articles and reviews and more than two dozen books, which have been the subject of many scholarly forums and have been translated into 14 languages. Much of her work—from her first book to more recent publications—has focused on the French Revolution, whose societal underpinnings, motivations, and global ramifications she has explored through innovative, boundary-crossing approaches. Reading deeply into culture to seek out what prepares the ground for historical change, she has done pioneering work that examines how gender and cultural structures redefine the lives of people who carry on through and after such change.