Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

Theresa H. Levitt

Professor of History

Office hours:  Monday and Wednesday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm or By Appointment

Bishop Hall 305
(662) 915-3792  |

Ph.D., Harvard University

Teaching and Research Interests
History of Science, France

Theresa joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2002. She received her B.S. in physics from MIT in 1993, and a MA in History from Iowa State University in 1996, and a PhD from Harvard in 2002. She was the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant and a Fulbright IIE Graduate Research Fellowship, among other honors. Her publications include The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848 (Oxford University Press, 2009) and A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse (W.W. Norton, 2013 and 2015).