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William M. Reddy

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Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719 (919) 684-2497 (office)
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Education

Ph.D.University of Chicago1974
M.A.University of Chicago1970
B.A.University of Chicago1969
Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Chair, Department of History, 2006 - 2012
William T. Laprade Professor of History with secondary appointment in Cultural Anthropology, Department of History and Department of Cultural Anthropology, 1999 - present
Professor of History, with secondary appointment in Cultural Anthropology, Department of History and Department of Cultural Anthropology, 1992 - 1999
Professor, Department of History, 1989 - 1992
Associate Professor, Department of History, 1985 - 1989
Assistant Professor, Department of History, 1980 - 1985
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, 1977 - 1979
Harvard University
Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Psychology and Social Relations, 1976 - 1977
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Member, School of Social Science, 1975 - 1976
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, October, 2014
David H. Pinkney Prize, Society for French Historical Studies, April, 2013
The David Pinkney Prize for the best book on French history, Society for French Historical Studies
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 2004-05
Fellowships for University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities
Research Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2004-2005
John Snell Memorial Lecture, delivered November 19, 1999, Department of History, University of North Carolina.
Professeur invité, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, May, 1997.
Fellow, National Humanities Center
Fellow, National Humanities Center, 1995-96
Fulbright Fellow, Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange
Directeur d’études associé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, November 1987
Guggenheim Fellow, 1987-88
Fulbright Fellow, 1987-88
Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University, 1983-84
Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center
Visiting Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen, West Germany, July-August 1982
Visiting Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen, West Germany, June-July 1980,
Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1979-80
Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, National Endowment for the Humanities
Research Training Fellowship, Social Science Research Council (concurrently, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Psychology and Social Relations, Harvard University), 1976-77
Research Training Fellowship, Social Science Research Council
Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1975-76
Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
University Fellow, Department of History, University of Chicago, 1969-73
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago, 1969
Professional Service

Departmental Officer
Department Chair, July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2012  
Departmental Committee
ex officio member, Executive Committee, 2006 - 2012  
L. Dubois evaluation committee, March 01, 2006 - May 01, 2006  
University Committee
Organizing Committee, Graduate Certificate in Anthropology and History, January 2009  
Developed program proposal with Irene Silverblatt, Anthropology and History Graduate Certificate developed, March, 2007 - October, 2007  
Islamic Studies Search Committee, December 2006  
University Service
Member, Provost's Advisory Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure, July 11, 2002 - July 01, 2006  
Member, Interdisciplinary Group on "Globalization and the Limits of Translation", July 11, 2001 - 2004  
Member, New Beginnings Seminar on "Science, Culture, and Society", 2001-2002  
Member, Library Council, 1999-2002  
Member, President's Advisory Committee on the Future of Information Technology in Teaching and Research, 1999-2001  
Member, Provost's Working Group on Arts and Humanities, 1999-2000  
Departmental Service
Krylova Reappointment Committee, September 15, 2005 - March 01, 2006  
Outside Chair Search Committee, 2002-03  
Service to the Profession
Member, Program Committee, Annual Meeting, Program Committee, Society for French Historical Studies, March, 2001  
Service to the Community
active member, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Orange County Chapter, 2003 - 2009  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

The Paradox of Modernity, Department of History, University at Buffalo, September 18, 2014  
Keynote Lecture: "What is Modernity? Recent Debates and Their Implications for the Seventeenth Century,", Annual Meeting, Society for the Study of French History, Durham, U.K., July 10, 2014  
Keynote Lecture: "Irony and the Rules of the Feud in Twelfth-Century France,", Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, Sewanee the University of the South, April 05, 2014  
"Reason, Passion, and Trust in the Seventeenth Century: Origins of an Enlightened Emotional Style,", Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St Louis, March 04, 2014  
Keynote Lecture: "Is Pleasure an Emotion? Historicism and Anachronism in the History of Emotions,", International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 5, 2013  
"Reason and Emotion: Their Mutual Transformation in the Seventeenth Century,", Colloque International Ve Rencontre EMMA: Histoire intellectuelle des émotions de l'Antiquité à nos jours, May 23, 2013  
Reason and Emotion: Their Mutual Transformation in the Seventeenth Century,, Colloque International Ve Rencontre EMMA: Histoire intellectuelle des émotions de l'Antiquité à nos jours, 23 May 2013  
"The Self as a Domain of Effort: The Convergence of Ethnographic, Historical, and Neuroscience Evidence", ARC Center for the History of Emotions, Methods Collaboratory, University of Melbourne, March 15, 2013  
The Self as a Domain of Effort: The Convergence of Ethnographic, Historical, and Neuroscience Evidence, ARC Center for the History of Emotions, Methods Collaboratory, University of Melbourne, 15 March 2013  
"Do Emotions Have a History? The Example of Romantic Love", ARC Center for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne, March 14, 2013  
Do Emotions Have a History? The Example of Romantic Love, ARC Center for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne, 14 March 2013  
"Cacher ses émotions: Ancien régime, Révolution, 19e siècle,", Séminaire ERCOMES-CIM 2012-2013, Université de Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris-3, January 16, 2013  
Cacher ses émotions: Ancien régime, Révolution, 19e siècle,, Séminaire ERCOMES-CIM 2012-2013, Université de Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris-3, 16 January 2013  
Plenary address for conference entitled "Emotions, Health and Wellbeing," London, 10-12 September 2012, sponsored by The British Society for the Social History of Medicine, September 10, 2012  
Keynote addresss for Colloque international - "L’EMOTION: DE L’ESPACE PRIVE A L’ESPACE PUBLIC XIXe-XXIe SIECLES," Paris, April, 2012  
"Beyond 'Emotions'" Keynote Address for CHEP II 2011 Istanbul "Emotions East and West," İstanbul, September 29- October 1, 2011., 2 September 2011  
Beyond 'Emotions' Keynote Address for CHEP II 2011 Istanbul "Emotions East and West," İstanbul, September 29- October 1, 2011., 2 September 2011  
Keynote Address: Are Emotions Like Language? for Conference entitled "Learning to Feel: Emotions Beyond Nature versus Nurture,"Jerusalem, April 10-14, 2011, April, 2011  
Keynote Address: Humanists and the Experimental Study of Emotion, for conference entitled "Science and the Emotions: Transnational Emotional Cultures in the United States and Western Europe after 1945," San Diego, February 24-26, 2011, IICAS, UC San Diego, February, 2011  
Comment for a panel at a conference entitled, “Doing Emotions: Past, Present, and Future,” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development,, Berlin, June 24, 2009  
“The Question of Romantic Love in Early Modern Historical Research,” paper for a conference entitled “Amor Docet Musicam, Musica Docet Amorem: Liebe und Musik in der Frühen Neuzeit,” University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany, March 27, 2009  
“The Return of Romantic Love,”, panel entitled “Affective Governmentality: Cultivating and Adjudicating Responsibility in the Configuration of the Self,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 19, 2008  
“Saying Something New: Practice Theory and Cognitive Neuroscience,”, Meertens Institute on the two-hundredth anniversary of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 14, 2008  
“Emotions and Sentimentalism in the Eighteenth Century,”, Colloquium entitled, “’More Than a Feeling?’: Perspectives on the Emotions from Literature, History, Philosophy, & Psychiatry,” presented by the UNC Humanities Program of the College of Arts and Sciences and the General Alumni Association, September 13, 2008  
“Historical Research on the Self and Emotions, 1500-1800,”, Conference entitled “What Is Happening in Premodern Periods,” sponsored by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Sigtuna, Sweden, August 22, 2008  
“Saying Something New: Practice Theory and Cognitive Neuroscience,”, University of Chicago, May 31, 2008  
Comment on a panel entitled “Love in 20th-century Africa: Affective Economies and Transnational Connections”, American Historical Association annual meeting, January 04, 2008  
Cascades of Meaning: Trends in Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and Their Implications for History, Keynote talk, Conference entitled "Kulturen der Leidenschaften" ("Cultures of Passions"), University of Tübingen, Germany, December 06, 2007  
The Case for Emotions in the Eighteenth Century and Today, Opening Lecture, for Exhibit "Sensation and Sensibility: Viewing Gainsborough's Cottage Door, 6 OCTOBER — 31 DECEMBER, 2005." Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, October 5, 2005  
Empathizing with What? The Emergent Character of Emotions, Paper given for a conference entitled "Empathy and Others," Scripps College, March 31, 2005  
The Triumph of Love: The History of Western Romantic Love in Comparative Perspective, University of Georgia, December 2, 2004  
Invited talk for a Roundtable on “The Faces of Shame,” Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women, Brown University, 5-6 March 2004., March 05, 2004  
The Rule of Love, invited talk, the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech, February 06, 2004  
Emotions and Early Modern Forms of Life, invited talk, Emotions Workshop, Department of History, University of Chicago, November 25, 2003  
Theories of Emotion and the History of Emotions in the Early Modern Period, presented to a conference entitled "Emotions in Early Modern Europe and Colonial North America," sponsored by the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., November 7-10, 2002  
Maine de Biran and His Doubles: The Cultural Coherence of Exclusion, paper presented to a conference on the work of Alain Corbin, Institute for French Studies, New York University, 27-28 September 2002  
Events Within: Emotion, Agency, and Communication, inaugural lecture presented for the Institute for the Study of Emotions, Florida State University, 18 April 2002  
Rights and the Heterogeneous Self, paper delivered at "Diverse Subjects: Entities/Affects/Rights," conference sponsored by the UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies and the Clark Library, 2-3 November, 2001  
Selections from The Navigation of Feeling, presented to Triangle French Studies Group, National Humanities Center, 21 October 2001  
The Logic of Action, paper delivered at "Agency: An Interdisciplinary Conference," sponsored by the Society of Fellows, University of Chicago, 15 October 2001  
Emotional Rights: Superfluous or Fundamental?, Paper for a Conference entitled "Just Feelings," sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 27-28 April, 2001  
Seeing How the Paper Lies: The Written Word in Eary Nineteenth-Century France, paper delivered to the Bay Area French Studies Group, at Stanford University, 12 April 2001  
Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2000  
The Private Self in Public: Civil Litigation in France in the Early Nineteeth Century, annual meeting of the American Historical Association, 8 January 2000  
Doctoral Theses Directed

Douglas Leonard, “Networks of Knowledge: Ethnology and Civilization in French North and West Africa, 1844-1961”, (2009 - 2012)  
Kimberly Bowler, "“It is Not in a Day That a Man Abandons His Morals and Habits”: The Arab Bureau, Land Policy, and the Doineau Trial in French Algeria, 1830-1870, (2004 - May 15, 2011)  
Rebecca H. Schloss, "The Distance Between the Color White and All Others": The STruggle over White Identity in the French Colony of Martinique, 1802-1848, (1995 - January 29, 2003)  
Steven E. Rowe, Literacy Practices of the Laboring Poor in France, 1800-1860, (1995 - April 26, 2002)  
Daniella Kostroun, "Undermining obedience in absolutist France : the case of the Port Royal nuns, 1609-1709", (1995 - May 15, 2001)  
Eliza E. Ferguson, Vengeance: Gender and Intimate Violence in Fin-de-siècle Paris, (1994 - November 16, 2000)  
Publications (listed separately)

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