Dr. Jessie Hewitt

Assistant Professor

History & Politics

Jessie Hewitt

Contact Information

Contact via email


Ireton, G106

Academic Credentials

B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz
M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Davis

Teaching Areas

Modern European History
French History
Cultural History

Research Interests

Nineteenth-Century France
Gender History
History of Psychiatry
Disability History


Dr. Hewitt joined the faculty at Marymount in 2015. She completed her doctorate at UC Davis in 2012 and subsequently worked for the departments of history at the University of San Francisco and the University of Mississippi. She teaches a variety of classes at Marymount, including European Civilization since 1500; Europe from 1815 to 1914; Europe from 1914 to the Present; and Modern French History.
Dr. Hewitt’s research focuses on the gender and class dimensions of psychiatric treatment from the French Revolution until World War I. Her work has been published in the journals French Historical Studies and Contemporary French Civilization. She is currently writing a book about asylum psychiatry and the family in nineteenth-century France.