Katlyn Carter

Katlyn Carter

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Princeton University, 2017
Time Period(s)
Early Modern, Modern
Intellectual, Law, Political
Atlantic, Europe, United States

Katlyn Carter is a political and intellectual historian of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World, specializing in the American and French Revolutions. Her current project, Houses of Glass: Secrecy, Transparency, and the Birth of Representative Democracy (under contract, Yale University Press) explores how decisions and debates about the place of secrecy in politics during the Age of Revolutions shaped both the conceptual evolution and practical implementation of representative democracy. 

She has held fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, among other organizations. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.