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Marisa Linton works on the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Issues of race and gender were central to the Enlightenment and Revolutionary understanding of natural rights and ‘the rights of man’. Marisa is particularly interested in how the dynamics of gender and race intersected with political rights in the French Revolution. Her most recent book, Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship and Authenticity in the French Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2013) addresses political identities in revolutionary politics, and the concept of the ‘man of virtue’. In August 2017 Marisa will be giving the keynote address on ‘Gender and Politics in the French Revolution’ at the Norwegian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference, to be held at the University of Trondheim.

Dr Marisa Linton