B.A. The College of New Jersey
M.A., Ph.D. UCLA
Office: 2140 Chambers
Mail: Box 7062, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035-7062
Professor Tilburg teaches modern European history, particularly the history of France from the Revolution to World War I. Her courses explore questions of modern European culture and society such as the history of the body, the rise of modern urban and consumer culture, modernism, and gender history.
Her research interests focus on Third Republican popular culture and the secularization of education in France, as well as the French writer Colette. She is the author of Colette's Republic: Work, Gender, and Popular Culture in France, 1870-1914 (Berghahn, 2009). Her new research explores cultural representations of working women in the French fashion industry from the nineteenth century though the 1930s. She is also the co-organizer of the Charlotte Area French Studies Workshop.