Geraldine Gudefin

Geraldine Gudefin is a modern Jewish historian from France. She holds a BA in History from Sorbonne-Paris IV, an MA in History from Yale, and a PhD in History from Brandeis University. Her research interests include French and American Jewish history; Jewish migration history; gender history; and legal pluralism in comparative perspective.

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Modern France

From the French Revolution to the twenty-first century, Jewish women in France have undergone radical legal, political, cultural, and religious transformations. Seizing upon the increasing number of opportunities available to them, both as Jews and as women, Jewish women have left their marks on all areas of French society.

Elisabeth Badinter

Elisabeth Badinter is one of France’s most prominent and controversial philosophers. Among her most important contributions figure her numerous writings about feminism and gender relations, which emphasize the importance of “equality through resemblance,” as well as her historical works on the Enlightenment.


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