ASU Help Center question mark icon

rachel.fuchs@asu.edu

Regents Professor of History
SHPRS History Faculty
Faculty
Mail Code: 4302

COOR 4548 (Map)
(480)965-2429

Bio

Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Rachel G. Fuchs is Distinguished Foundation Professor of History. She received her PhD in 1980 from Indiana University.  Her six books on French and European history include, Abandoned Children in Nineteenth-Century France (1984), Poor and Pregnant in Paris: Strategies for Survival in the Nineteenth Century (1992), Gender and the Politics of Social Reform in France, 1870 - 1914 (1995), Gender and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Europe (2005) and Women in Nineteenth-Century Europe (2004) (with Victoria Thompson).

Her latest book, Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France was published in June 2008 by Johns Hopkins University Press.  She is currently writing a book on abortion and community in urban Paris, with a tentative title, The Angel Makers of Mission Street: Abortion and Community in Modern France. In addition she has several articles on seduction, family and kinship in nineteenth- and twentieth-century France. She is planning a future project dealing with family and property in France during the Occupation and Vichy regime (1940 - 1945).  Her fellowships include those from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Camargo Foundation.

Teaching Interests and Courses

During her career at Arizona State University since 1983, Professor Fuchs has taught a broad variety of many courses in French and European history. These include Women in Europe, Sex and Society in Modern Europe, Twentieth-Century Europe, aspects of French history,, such as France during WWII, and special topics on Les Misérables and crime and deviance.  Graduate courses are devoted to broadly conceived courses in modern Europe and modern France.  Most recently she has developed courses on London/Paris/Berlin in the 19th and 20th centuries, on sexuality in modern European history and another on France in W.W.II. She has chaired several PhD dissertation committees where students studied a variety of aspects of European history, ranging from female Freemasons, to women's civil society in Germany, to social hygiene, and to the creation and social use of green spaces during nineteenth-century Parisian urban renewal. She has the status of affiliate professor with Gender and Women's Studies, the School of International Letters and Cultures, and the program in Social Science and Health.

Professional Service Activities

Professor Fuchs has been President of the Society for French Historical Studies and is President of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association for 2008 - 2008. She has been Associate Editor and has served on the editorial board of French Historical Studies and has been a member of the editorial board and executive board of the Society for French Historical Studies.  She has served on national grant/fellowship review panels of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the ACLS, and Fulbright committees, and as a manuscript reviewer for numerous presses and professional journals. At Arizona State University, she has served as Associate Chair of the History Department for 4 years, as Undergraduate Director and as Interim Director of the Institute for Humanities Research.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 598 Special Topics
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 498 Pro-Seminar
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 498 Pro-Seminar
HST 598 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 598 Special Topics
HST 790 Reading and Conference

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 598 Special Topics
HST 790 Reading and Conference

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 592 Research
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 591 Seminar

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 498 Pro-Seminar
HST 598 Special Topics

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Rachel G. Fuchs and Stephanie McBride-Schreiner. "Foundlings and Abandoned Children. In Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Ed. Heather Montgomery. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/. doi:10.1093/OBO/9780199791231-0075 (2013).

  2. Rachel G. Fuchs and Stephanie McBride-Schreiner. "Foundlings and Abandoned Children.". Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Ed. Heather Montgomery. New York: Oxford University Press, (2013). (2013).

  3. Review of: Infection of the Innocents: Wet Nurses, Infants, and Syphilis in France, 1780-1900. Journal of Modern History (2013).

  4. Review of: Henri de Rothschild, 1872 - 1947: Medicine and Theater. Social History of Medicine (2012).

  5. Rachel G. Fuchs. Introduction: Public Spaces and Private Lives in Paris. Journal of Urban History (2011).

  6. Rachel G. Fuchs. Crossing Borders in Love,War, and History: French Families during World War II. Pacific Historical Review (2010).

  7. Fuchs, Rachel G. Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France. Johns Hopkins University Press (2010).

  8. Book chapter: Rachel G. Fuchs. Paternity, Progeny and Property: Family Honor in the Late Nineteenth Century. Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France. Palgrave/Macmillan (2010).

  9. Book chapter: Rachel G. Fuchs. The State. The Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Empire. Berg Publishers (2010).

  10. Rachel G. Fuchs. Crossing Borders in Love, War, and History: French Families during World War II. Pacific Historical Review (2010).

  11. Rachel G. Fuchs. Magistrates and Mothers, Paternity and Property in Nineteenth-Century French Courts. Crime, Histoire & Sociétés/Crime, History & Societies (2009).

  12. Review of: Breadwinners and Citizens: Gender in the Making of the French Social Model. H-France on line review journal (2009).

  13. Rachel G. Fuchs. Response to H-France Forum on CONTESTED PATERNITY: CONSTRUCTING FAMILIES IN MODERN FRANCE. H-France online journal (2009).

  14. Fuchs, Rachel G. Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France. Johns Hopkins University Press (2008).

  15. Review of: Growing Up in France: From the Ancien Régime to the Third Republic. American Historical Review (2008).

  16. Review of: The Family and the Nation: Gender and Citizenship in Revolutionary France, 1789 - 1830. J. of Modern History (2008).

  17. Book chapter: Rachel G. Fuchs. Family Dramas: Paternity, Divorce, and Adultery, 1917 - 1945. Views from the Margins: Creating Identities in Modern France. University of Nebraska Press (2008).

  18. Fuchs, Rachel G. Population, control of. Encyclopedia of Europe. Scribners/Macmillan (2007).

  19. Fuchs, Rachel G. Poverty: Comparative History. Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History. Oxford University Press (2007).

  20. Fuchs, Rachel G. Welfare. Encyclopedia of Europe. Scribners/Macmillan (2007).

  21. Review of: Fathers, Families, and the State in France, 1914-1945. J. of Modern History (2006).

  22. Fuchs, Rachel G. Gender and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Cambridge University Press (2005).

  23. Rachel Fuchs. Introduction to the Forum on the Changing Faces of Parenthood. Journal of Family History (2004).

  24. Fuchs, Rachel G, Thompson, Victoria E. Women in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Palgrave Macmillan (2004).

  25. Review of: Childhood in the Promised Land: Working-Class Movements and the Colonies de Vacances in France, 1880 - 1960. American Historical Review (2004).

  26. Review of: Creating the Welfare State in France, 1880 - 1940. Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2004).

  27. Book chapter: Fuchs, Rachel G (Author) . The Industrial Transformation of Europe, 1750 - 1850. Western Civilization, the Continuing Experiment. Houghton Mifflin (2004).

  28. Rachel Fuchs. Recherche de paternité: 1900- 2000. Autrement (2003).

  29. Review of: European Feminisms, 1700 - 1950. Journal of Modern History (2003).

  30. Book chapter: Fuchs, Rachel G (Author) . Beneficenza privata e assistenza pubblica. Storia della famiglia in Europa il lungo Ottocento (2003).

  31. Review of: A History of Rape: Sexual Violence in France from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. American Historical Review (2002).

  32. Book chapter: Fuchs, Rachel G (Author) . Charity and Welfare. The History of The European Family. Yale University Press (2002).

  33. Book chapter: Fuchs, Rachel G (Author) ,Page Moch, Leslie (Author) . Pregnant, Single and Far from Home: Migrant Women in Nineteenth-Century Paris. European Women's History: A Reader. Routledge (2001).

  34. Rachel Fuchs. Seduction, Paternity, and the Law in Fin-de-Siecle France. Journal of Modern History (2000).

  35. Fuchs, Rachel G. Poor and Pregnant in Paris: Strategies for Survival in the Nineteenth Century. Rutgers University Press (1992).

Your profile? Go to FAR to control which information is displayed.

Presentations

  1. Rachel G. Fuchs « Les faiseuses d’anges du quartier Notre-Dame des Champs: Communauté et réseaux personnels » ou « Est-il possible pour une historienne qui s’était spécialisée dans l’histoire de la longue durée d’être heureuse avec micro-histoire ? ». Invited lecture Université Paris I, Sorbonne, 14 June 2013.. (Jun 2013).
  2. Rachel G. Fuchs "Exploring Citizenship in Creative Ways: Gender, the Family and the Courts in Modern Paris.". conference on Gender in the European Town: Medieval to Modern. University of Southern Denmark, Odens. (May 2013).
  3. Rachel G. Fuchs Gender and the Competition of Charity and Welfare in France and England. Conference on "The noble competition of charity". (Jun 2011).
  4. Accampo, E., Koos, C., and Pedersen, J. Protest, Population, and Pregnancy: A Sepcial Session in Honor of Rachel G. Fuchs. Society for French Historical Studies. (Apr 2011).
  5. Rachel G. Fuchs Gendered History across Epistemologies: Family History. Social Science History Association. (Nov 2010).
  6. Rachel G. Fuchs Sex and the State: Regulating Sexuality in the Modern Era. Society for French Historical Studies. (Apr 2010).
  7. Rachel G. Fuchs The Angel Makers of Mission Street: Abortion and Community in 1870s Paris. Meeting of the Harvard-MIT-Boston French History Group. (Oct 2009).
  8. Rachel G. Fuchs Perverse Politics: Sex and Race in French Far-Right Discourse: 1930 - 2004. Western Society for French History. (Oct 2009).
  9. Rachel G. Fuchs Who's the Father? Kinship and Blood in Modern France. Wellesley College invited talk. (Oct 2009).
  10. Rachel G. Fuchs Paternity, Property and Progeny in Modern France.. Workshop on Kinship and Blood: Incorporation – Genealogy – Race – Genes under the auspices of the pr. (Apr 2009).
  11. Rachel G. Fuchs Family Honor, Legal Justice, and Citizenship in Revolutionary and Third-Republic France. Society for French Historical Studies. (Mar 2009).
  12. Rachel G. Fuchs Chair. Western Society for French History. (Nov 2008).
  13. Rachel G. Fuchs Commentator. Society for French Historical Studies. (Apr 2008).
  14. Rachel G. Fuchs Magistrates, Mothers, Paternity and Property in French Law 1815 - 1912. Social Science History Association. (Nov 2007).
  15. Rachel G. Fuchs The Angel Makers of Mission Street: Telling Stories. Western Society for French History. (Nov 2007).
  16. Fuchs, Rachel "’If You Make the Child You Feed It:’ Paternal Responsibility in Nineteenth-Century France.. Reproduction in the Nineteenth Century, Center for Humanities at Temple University. (Feb 2007).
  17. Fuchs, Rachel Jews in France. Temple Beth Ami. (Nov 2005).
  18. Fuchs, Rachel Paternity, Poverty, and the Satirical Press in France, 1890 -1914. (Apr 2004).
  19. Fuchs, Rachel Only Marriage Makes a Father:" Changing Concepts of Paternity in Modern France. (Nov 2000).
  20. Fuchs, Rachel Paternity, Property, and the Family in Modern France. 19th International Congress of Historical Sciences. (Aug 2000).
  21. Fuchs, Rachel “Paternity, Progeny, Property: Masculine Honor and Denial of Paternity in the Third Republic. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, March 15 – 17, 2007.
  22. Fuchs, Rachel Nationalism and Motherhood in Historical Perspective. NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers-"Motherhood and the Nation State in Western Societies".

Your profile? You control what’s displayed. Customize your information.

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Fuchs,Rachel G * . PATERNITY AND THE FAMILY IN MODERN FRANCE. NEH (8/1/2002 - 7/31/2003).

* principal investigator

Your profile? You control what’s displayed. Customize your information.

Service

  1. History Department, Faculty Advisor Phi Alpha Theta (2008 - present)
  2. Coordinating Council of Women in History, co-President (2013 - 2017)
  3. Coordinating Council of Women in History, co-President (2012 - 2016)
  4. Journal: FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES., Editor (2011 - 2015)
  5. Society for French Historical Studies, Executive Council (2011 - 2014)
  6. SHPRS Personnel Committee, member (2013 - 2014)
  7. Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair (2012 - 2014)
  8. Journal: FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES., Editor (2011 - 2014)
  9. Louisiana State University Press, Manuscript Refiewer (2012)
  10. Palgrave/Macmillan, Manuscript Reviewer (2012)
  11. Pacific Coast Brance/ American Historical Association, Member Executive Board (2009 - 2012)
  12. PCEP --President's Community Enrichment Program, Presented 6 hours of lecture on my research (2011)
  13. Universit of Minnesota -- History Department, Reviewer for Full Professor (2011)
  14. Pennsylvania State University Press, Manuscript Reviewer (2011)
  15. Universit of Colorado -- Boulder History Department, Reviewer for Promotion and Tenure (2011)
  16. University Faculty Awards Committee, Committee Member (2011)
  17. American Council of Learned Societies, Burkhardt Fellowship Review Panel (2010 - 2011)
  18. Cornell University Press, Book Manuscript Referee (2010)
  19. Deans' Advisory Council, Member (2008 - 2010)
  20. Johns Hopkins University Press, Book Manuscript Referee (2010)
  21. Palgrave/Macmillan Press, Book Manuscript referee (2010)
  22. Faculty Women's Association, Presenter (2010)
  23. American Council of Learned Societies, Burkhardt Fellowship Review Panel (2009 - 2010)
  24. Department of History, Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta Honorary Society (2008 - 2009)
  25. Spirit of the Senses Phoenix, Presenter (2009)
  26. Salon, Spirit of the Senses, Featured Speaker (2009)
  27. Pacific Coast Brance/ American Historical Association, President (2008 - 2009)
  28. Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association, President (2008 - 2009)
  29. American Council of Learned Societies, Burkhardt Fellowship Review Panel (2008)
  30. Promotion and Tenure Committee in History, Chair (2007 - 2008)
  31. University of Illinois Press, Book manuscript referee (2008)
  32. French Historical Studies, Manuscript referee (2008)
  33. University of Louisiana Press, Book manuscript referee (2008)
  34. Pacific Coast Branch/American Historical Association, President Elect (2007 - 2008)
  35. University of Massachusetts --Amherst, Outside reviewer for Promotion and Tenure (2008)
  36. Insititute of International Education, Fulbright Hays Grants, Grant/Fellowship Review Panel for Fellowships to France (2004 - 2007)
  37. Palgrave/Macmillan Publishers, Book manuscript referee (2003 - 2007)
  38. Screening Committee for Grants for Graduate Study, Institute for International Education, Furlbright-Hays Grants, Member (2004 - 2007)
  39. President Michael Crowe's Academic Council, Member (2003 - 2007)
  40. Cambridge University Press, Book manuscript referee (2006 - 2007)

Your profile? You control what’s displayed. Customize your information.

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

  1. Download (this file has not been virus scanned)

Your profile? You control what’s displayed. Customize your information.