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Department of History
University of Mississippi

Theresa H. Levitt

Professor of History

Office hours: By Appointment

Bishop Hall 323
(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, a MA in History from Iowa State University, and a PhD from Harvard. 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).

Theresa Levitt CV