New faculty: Cathy McClive

Wed, 08/23/17
Cathy McClive

Also joining the History Department and the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution is Cathy McClive, a social and cultural historian of medicine, gender, embodiment and expertise in ancien regime France. Dr. McClive has published widely in French and English on masculinities, legal medicine, pregnancy, puberty and menstruation in early modern France. Her articles appear in History Workshop Journal, Social History of Medicine, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Annales de Demographie Historique. Her first monograph, Menstruation and Procreation in Early Modern France (Ashgate, 2015) questions our assumptions about the gendering of menstruation in the past and explores the complexities of early modern understandings of the relationship between menstruation, menstrual blood and reproduction using medical, legal, personal and theological sources. Dr. McClive received her Phd from the University of Warwick (UK) in 2004. Following a Leverhulme Trust post-doctoral fellowship at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris, she joined the history department at Durham University in 2005 as lecturer and then senior lecturer (associate professor), before coming to FSU in August 2017. She is currently writing a microhistorical analysis of the Lyonnais Cause Celebre of 1767, 'The disappearance of Claudine Rouge: Murder, Mystery and Microhistory in Eighteenth-Century France', as well as a broader monograph on the everyday practice of legal medicine 'Identifying the Experts: Medical Practitioners on Trial in Ancien Regime and Revolutionary France'.