Katharine Hamerton, PhD, is Associate Professor of History in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago. Dr. Hamerton received her BA (Honors) degree in History and English Literature from the University of Manitoba, and her MA and PhD degrees in History from the University of Chicago. She joined the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences in August 2005, where her teaching includes “The French Revolution,” and “Taste and Consumption in French History: Honors.”
Dr. Hamerton’s areas of interest lie in eighteenth-century French intellectual, gender, and cultural history. She is working on a monograph, Taste and Human Nature in Early Enlightenment French Thought, and an annotated translation of the Enlightenment salonnière madame de Lambert’s writings, for the series The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe.
Her publications include “Rousseau and the New Domestic Art of Women’s Taste,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, vol. 37, 2009 (Boulder, CO): 99-115; “A Feminist Voice in the Enlightenment Salon: Madame de Lambert on Taste, Sensibility, and the Feminine Mind,” Modern Intellectual History 7, no. 2 (August 2010): 209-38; and “Malebranche, Taste and Sensibility: The Origins of Sensitive Taste and a Reconsideration of Cartesianism’s Feminist Potential,” The Journal of the History of Ideas 69, no. 4 (October 2008): 533-58.
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Dr. Katharine Hamerton
Columbia College Chicago
Department of HHSS
600 S. Michigan Ave.