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Prof. Janet Polasky

Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire Durham

Prof. Janet Polasky is a Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire Durham. Prof. Polasky has multiple fields of expertise, including comparative history, European women’s history, urban history, and Eighteenth-century Atlantic Revolution in particular. Prof. Polasky has authored numerous books and articles over her storied career. Her most recent book, Revolutions Without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World (2015), was a Washington Prize Finalist. Her other books include Reforming Urban Labor: Routes to the City, Roots in the Country (2010), The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde, Between Reform and Revolution (1995), Le Patron (1995), and Revolution in Brussels, 1787-1793 (1985). Prof. Polasky has won a multitude of awards and fellowships over her career at UNH Durham, including the Distinguished Achievement Award from Carleton College in 2018, the Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching, University ff New Hampshire in 2018, and the Presidential Professorship Award from UNH in 2008. Prof. Polasky received her Ph.D. in History from Stanford University. Prof. Polasky’s forthcoming book, Asylum between Nations: Refugees in a Revolutionary Era, will be published by Yale University Press in April 2023.