The Louisiana State University System gave its highest mark of recognition to Professor of History Suzanne Marchand in May 2014 when it designated her as the University’s newest Boyd Professor. In doing so the University recognized that Prof. Marchand, a tireless researcher and educator in modern European and intellectual history, has achieved a rare level of national and international recognition.
In her years since joining LSU in 1999, Prof. Marchand has kept a full schedule of teaching and university service, and has held leadership positions in the historical profession, all while continuing to engage in productive scholarship, writing numerous articles and authoring or co-authoring several books. Among the works she is known for are German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Race, Religion, and Scholarship (2009); Germany at the Fin de Siècle (2004: co-editor and contributor), and Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970 (1996). She is currently working on a book about the history of the porcelain industry in Central Europe, and several articles about the reception of Herodotus in the nineteenth century.
Within the department, Suzanne Marchand is known for the keenness of her mind, her engaging personality and her willingness to contribute in almost every way conceivable to the work of the department and the success of her students. She has served on numerous committees and advised large numbers of graduate students, many of whom have received University honors for their dissertations and are already pursuing successful careers in research and education.