Bio

Sophia Rosenfeld, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World, including France.  Her most recent book, Common Sense: A Political History (2011) won the 2012 Mark Lynton History Prize and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Book Prize in 2011.  With the support of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and a forthcoming membership in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, she is currently writing a book about how choice-making came to be a proxy for freedom in the modern world.