Rachel Jean-Baptiste

Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden Family Professorship in Feminist and Gender Studies
Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
A.B., Bryn Mawr College

Rachel Jean-Baptiste is a historian of 20th and 21st century French-speaking Central and West Africa, and the Atlantic World. Her research interests include the histories of: gender, women and sexuality; marriage and family law; race; citizenship; and urbanization.

Co-President (through 2024) of Coordinating Council for Women in History, an affiliate organization of the American Historical Association.

Board of Directors (through 2025) of African Studies Association

UK Editorial Collective, Gender and History.


Gender and Sexuality
Legal History
Social History