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Julia M Gossard

Julia M Gossard

Assistant Professor

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Office Location: Old Main 323 F
IconPhone: 435-797-0870


PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2015

MA, University of Texas at Austin, 2011

BA, Southern Methodist University, 2008

Julia M Gossard is Assistant Professor of History, specializing in early modern European and Atlantic history with an emphasis on gender, family, and childhood. With funding from the American Historical Association, the Newberry Library, the Society for French Historical Studies, and the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Dr. Gossard wrote her first book, Coercing Children: State-Building and Social Reform in the Early Modern French World, which is under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press. Dr. Gossard incorporates digital and innovative pedagogies into her classroom, including the use of digital timelines, mapping exercises, and the “Reacting to the Past” series. Her articles on public history have appeared in Age of Revolutions BlogNotches, and AHA Today’s Teaching with #DigHist. To learn more about Dr. Gossard visit her personal website: