Sarah Horowitz Associate Professor of History

Sarah Horowitz

Newcomb Hall 314
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in History, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A. in History, University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • B.A. in History and Art History, summe cum laude, Wellesley College, 1999


The political, cultural and social history of post-Revolutionary France


Modern European history, French history from the seventeenth century to the present, history of women in Europe

Selected Publications

Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France (University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, forthcoming, February 2014)
"Policing and the Problem of Privacy in Restoration-Era France, 1815-30," French History 27, no. 1 (January 2013)
"The Bonds of Concord and the Guardians of Trust: Women, Emotion, and Political Life, 1815-1848," French Historical Studies 35, no. 3 (Summer 2012)

Current Research

Professor Horowitz is currently examining the importance of friendship for French elites in the early nineteenth century. She is particularly interested in how politicians used friendship as a way to navigate and understand the new social and political world created by the Revolution, and how friendship could be used to heal some of the traumas of the Revolution and overcome the divisions within French society.