I am a historian of nineteenth-century France, especially interested in social, cultural, religious, and gender history in both metropolitan France and the wider French empire. I am currently working on the “culture of childhood” in France during the second half of the nineteenth century. I teach courses on European social, cultural, and intellectual history from the French Revolution to the First World War. I also direct the European Studies minor program.
Nan Alamilla Boyd has a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley (1986) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University (1989, 1995). At San Francisco State University, she teaches courses on the history of sexuality, queer theory, historical methodology, and urban tourism.