©Kristina O'Brien

©Kristina O'Brien

About

 

Meghan Roberts is a historian of eighteenth-century France. Her work focuses on the age of Enlightenment through the lens of lived experience: what did people think it meant to live in an Enlightened age, and how did they put their ideals into practice?  She is the author of Sentimental Savants: Philosophical Families in Enlightenment France, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2016.

Meghan has been an assistant professor of history at Bowdoin College since 2011, the same year that she took her PhD from Northwestern University. She lives in Brunswick, Maine.