Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Areas of Expertise
International studies, study abroad, internationalism, 18th and early 19th century French literature, the French Revolution, women’s writing, and intersections between literature and science
The percentage of Notre Dame undergraduate students who study abroad consistently is among the highest in the nation, and, as chair of Notre Dame’s strategic planning committee for internationalism, Douthwaite hopes to build on the success. Pushing to emphasize research in study abroad, Douthwaite also is encouraging faculty to teach international summer programs and to cultivate international relationships to result in more exchange programs. Douthwaite’s academic interests focus on 18th and early 19th century French literature, the French Revolution, women’s writing, intersections between literature and science, and Franco-English literary relations. She has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Lily Endowment.
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Social-cultural anthropology, international migration, pluralism, European societies
International trade and finance, U.S and international economy
Economics of the family, economic demography, health economics
International relations, international security, political theory and international relations, and American foreign and defense policies.
Death penalty, free speech, school choice, Catholic social thought, church/state relations, religion in the public square, free exercise of religion, federalism and criminal law, Supreme Court, criminal defense, religious liberty, education reform
International criminal law, complex criminal litigation, terrorism, terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, organized crime
Management psychology, leadership personality, moods, emotions, and career and life success
New Testament Interpretation, Early Christian Martyrdom, Resurrection and Afterlife, Constructions of Disease and Disability in the Bible, Early Christian Origins.
Warfare, anthropology of war and peace, epicenters of conflict and peacebuilding, transnational crime, globalization, gender, culture theory
International law, international legal regulation of the use of force, conflict and dispute resolution