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Sophia Rosenfeld

History and Public Policy Program

U.S. History
United States
Professor of History, University of Virginia

Sophia Rosenfeld, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World, including France.  Her most recent book, Common Sense: A Political History (2011) won the 2012 Mark Lynton History Prize and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Book Prize in 2011.  With the support of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and a forthcoming membership in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, she is currently writing a book about how choice-making came to be a proxy for freedom in the modern world.

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