Joanna R. Stalnaker

Joanna R. Stalnaker

Research Interests 
Enlightenment literature, philosophy, and history of ideas; French Revolution; theater; women writers

Joanna Stalnaker holds her PhD from New York University and her BA from Swarthmore College. Her research focuses on Enlightenment literature, science and intellectual history. Her first book was The Unfinished Enlightenment: Description in the Age of the Encyclopedia (Cornell, 2010), which won the Kenshur Prize. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Representations, Journal of the History of Ideas, Critique and Diderot Studies. She serves on the editorial boards of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment and Romanic Review. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award at Columbia.