Field: Early Modern; Advisor: Coleman; Year: 2018
Heath Rojas is a PhD student in early modern European history and a Richard Hofstadter Fellow at Columbia University. His research focuses primarily on the political and intellectual transformations in eighteenth-century France, especially within the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.
He holds a B.A. in history and a B.A. in French from Stanford University, where he graduated with Honors and Distinction. Under the guidance of Professors Dan Edelstein and Keith Baker, Heath wrote an Honors Thesis entitled “The Power of the Executive: Redefining Monarchical Authority in the First Three Years of the French Revolution,” which was awarded the Robert M. Golden Medal for excellence in the humanities and the creative arts.