Leslie Choquette, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Côté Professor of French Studies

Director of the French Institute

508-767-7415 La Maison Française - Room 309R

Degrees Earned

B.A., Radcliffe College; History, 1978
M.A., Harvard University; History, 1981
Ph.D., Harvard University; History, 1988

Undergraduate Courses Taught

France Since 1789

From Contact to Casinos: Interactions with Indians in North America

History of Canada

History of Western Civilization I

History of Western Civilization II

North American Indians

Women in Europe

Publications & Editorships

Choquette, Leslie. Frenchmen into Peasants: Modernity and Tradition in the Peopling of French Canada. Harvard University Press, 1997. Winner of the Alfred Heggoy Book Prize, French Colonial Historical Society, 1998. Selected as one of the nine best books on Canada by an American by the International Journal of Canadian Studies at the request of Foreign Affairs Canada, 2005. Translated as De Paysans à Français: modernité et tradition dans le peuplement du Canada français. Les Éditions du Septentrion and Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2001.

Choquette, Leslie. “Degenerate or Degendered? Images of Prostitution and Homosexuality in the French Third Republic.” Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques. Spring 1997. First runner-up for the Audre Lorde Prize, Committee on Lesbian and Gay History, 1998.

Choquette, Leslie. “We Too Are Sons of Liberty: Franco-American Ethnic Advocacy in Joseph P. Choquet’s Under Canadian Skies, A Historical Novel of the Rebellion of 1837.” Québec Studies. Spring/Summer 2012.

Choquette, Leslie. “From Sea Monsters and Savages to Sorcerers and Satan: A History of Fear in New France.” Eds. Lauric Henneton and Lou Roper. Fear and the Shaping of Early American Societies. Brill, 2016.

Editor of the bilingual scholarly journal, French Colonial History, 2005-2007.

Associate Editor for Social Sciences of the bilingual scholarly journal, Québec Studies, 2018-current.