Netta Green is a doctoral candidate in the History Department, where she studies the cultural and intellectual history of early modern France. Her current project traces the process through which the family became a distinct object of knowledge, by exploring the methods and ideas that were developed inside and outside the household to organize the kin group, study its history and define its social and economic purpose. As part of the project, she wishes to present a cultural history of the study of the family in France from 1670 through the French Revolution.
Her research interests more broadly include the history of knowledge-making, history of the human sciences, historical epistemology and history of the book. Prior to Princeton, she received an M.A. in history, summa cum laude, from Tel-Aviv University, where her thesis explored the concept of Nature in women’s writings during the French Enlightenment.