Boyd Professor of European Intellectual History
Louisiana State University
Suzanne Marchand received her BA in history from UC Berkeley in 1984, and her Ph.D., also in modern European history, from the University of Chicago in 1992. From 1992 until 1999, she was assistant and then associate professor at Princeton University, moving in 1999 to LSU. She began her career with a history of classical archaeology and philhellenism in Germany (Down from Olympus, 1996), and then invested 13 years in a study of German oriental philologies since the Reformation (German Orientalism in the Age of Empire, 2009). This study prompted her to investigate the history of biblical criticism in modern Europe, a subject she recognizes still needs much elaboration. She also regularly teaches courses on the history of the Great War and its cultural, political, and economic aftermath.
German Orientalism in the Age of Empires (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)