Bastille Day!
Jul 14, 2017
Laura Talamante, Ph.D.
Bastille Day!

Bastille Day: Its Historic Significance in a Local, National, and Global Context

Laura Talamante is an Associate Professor of History at California State University, Dominguez Hills. At CSU Dominguez Hills, she teaches courses in European and Women’s History. Dr. Talamante also guides student research in French and global revolutionary history, focusing on issues of human rights and social justice. She serves students and the campus as a Faculty Advising Fellow, co-advisor of Phi Alpha Theta: National History Honor Society, and as the current Vice Chair of the CSU Dominguez Hills Academic Senate. Dr. Talamante has been elected to serve as the Chair of the Academic Senate in 2017-2018.

Dr. Talamante earned her Ph.D. in History at UCLA, where her, “Les Citoyennes Marseillaises: Women and Political Change during the French Revolution,” won the Mary Wollstonecraft Dissertation Award from the UCLA Center for the Study of Women. She has published on women and citizenship development in eighteenth-century France, in both English and French-language journals. Her most recent article, “Political divisions, gender and politics: the case of revolutionary Marseille” was published by French History (Oxford University Press) in March 2017. Dr. Talamante is also the co-author of  “Transgresser au féminin : Rose Michel Reynoir, une féministe avant la lettre,” with Dr. Christophe Regina (Université de Toulouse), forthcoming in Transgresser, une voie pour les femmes? Genre, récits et usages de la transgression (Presses Universitaires de Provence). She has also published on innovative teaching pedagogy, using comparative global perspectives in journals such as The History Teacher.

Dr. Talamante has received numerous honors and awards, including French residential fellowships from the Brown Foundation for the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes and from the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Dr. Talamante has also worked collaboratively to bring educational history and cultural events to her campus. To this end, she has won two French American Cultural Exchange Tournée Festival of French Films grants and a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture grant, among others.