Corinne Gressang

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  • Graduate Student
  • PhD Candidate- French Revolution, Napoleon, and Religion
  • History
POT 1702
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Description of Research
I am an historian of the French Revolution specializing in religious women and the dissolution of convents. My research focuses on the forming and reforming of identities for nuns and sisters who were forced from their profession and patterns of living. 
Conference Presentations

2019                 Western Society for French History, Bozeman, MT

                     “The Politics of Labor: Former Nuns and Nursing during the French Revolution

2019                 Society for French Historical Studies, Indianapolis, IN

“New Economic Habits: Wills, Vocations, and Vows of Poverty after the Dissolution of Convents”

2018                 Western Society for French History, Portland, ME

       “Leveraging Identity: Teaching orders (1789-1815)”

2018                 Ohio Valley History Conference, Martin, TN 

                        “Leveraging Identity: Teaching Nuns and the Dissolution of Convents (1789-1815)”

2018                 Society for French Historical Studies 2018, Pittsburgh, PA      

                        “Breaking Habits: Identity and the Dissolution of Convents”

2018                 American Historical Association, Washington, D.C. 

                         Dissertation Lightning Round

2016                 European Colloquium with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

                        “French Collective Memory in Chateaubriand’s Genie du Christianisme”



University of Kentucky Dissertation Fellowship (2020)

ACHA Graduate Student Summer Research Grant (2019)

Graduate Student Teaching Award (2019)

Bryan Fellowship (2019)

Arts and Sciences Research Funding- University of Kentucky (2018)

Teaching Award Nomination- University of Kentucky  (2018)

Gilbert-Crowe Fund for Graduate Student Development (2018)

AHA 2018 Travel Grant (2018)

Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant (2017)

George Herring Graduate Fellowship (2017)

Albisetti Summer Research Grant (2017)

Dissertation Enhancement Award- University of Kentucky (2017)

Teaching Assistantship with Stipend (2014-Current)

Tuition and Stipend Fellowship - University of Kentucky (2013)

First place at Phi Alpha Theta’s Regional Conference (2013)

Presidential Award - Women’s Athletic Association (2013)


Teaching Experience

Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana

Adjunct Instructor of History- His 101: 20th Century World History (Spring 2019)

Designed the syllabus and taught a Tuesday and Thursday class covering 1900-2000. The class was for non-history majors but introduced them to both primary and secondary sources. The students participated in an intensive country research and writing project.

Adjunct Instructor of History- His 106: US History 1877 to the Present Spring 2019

Designed the syllabus and taught a Tuesday and Thursday class covering Reconstruction to the Present. Students were required to give a 15-minute presentation on a topic of their choosing and worked closely with the instructor on Research and writing.

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Online Primary Instructor:

History 121: War and Society 1914-1945 (Fall 2018)

Designed and organized an eight-week intensive course on World War I and II. Readings focused on the social and cultural aspects of the World Wars. I made my own syllabus and gathered course readings. Graded and designed all assignments. This was intended as a recovery course for students who had to drop a class in the first half of the semester.

History 121: War and Society 1914-1945 (Summer 2018, Summer 2019)

Designed and organized a six-week intensive summer course on World War I and II. Readings focused on the social and cultural aspects of the World Wars. I made my own syllabus, gathered course readings, and graded all assignments.

Flipped Classroom: In the flipped classroom, teaching assistant have a supervising instructor that organizes the class, makes the syllabus, and assigns the readings. However, the students watch lectures outside of class and only ever meet with their Teaching Assistants in discussion sections.

Instructor of Record- History 121: War and Society 1914-1945 (Fall 2016)

Teaching Assistant: Facilitated discussion in discussion sections, met with students, and graded all written work.

History 191: History of World Religions: Christianity (Fall 2019)

History 323: The Holocaust (Spring 2018)

History 122: War and Society since 1945 (Spring 2017)

History 104: History of Europe through 17thC (Fall 2017)

--Guest lecture on “Absolutism and Louis XIV”

History 208: Atlantic World (Spring 2016)

--Guest Lecture on “The Haitian Revolution in the Larger Atlantic”

History 564: History of Brazil (Spring 2016)

History 105: Europe from 1660 to the Present (Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015)

History 130: Drugs and Alcohol in Western Civilization  (Spring 2015)


Grad + Pedagogy Certificate in Diversity- Training (2018-2019)

The Graduate School with the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at the University of Kentucky offers teaching certificates on different topics this course was on diversity. I attended seminars and integrated practical strategies for making my classroom more diverse.

AP World History Tutor, Lexington, KY  (2018)

Tutored a high school junior in preparation for his AP exam. Prepared Document-Based Questions, lesson plans, and review questions.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: Teaching Assistant- Great Cases in American Legal History (2016) Teaching Assistant- Law and Politics (2017)

Taught a three week (eight hours a day, six days a week) course to advanced high schools students on the principles of law and the constitution. Supervised projects, helped with reading comprehension, and aided the primary instructor with grading and student evaluations.

Selected Publications: 

Age of Revolutions Blog Post "Useful Nuns and Revolutionary Possibility"

"Suzette's Dowry" in The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel1660-182. *Forthcoming


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