Laurie M. Wood is a historian of the early modern world. Her research focuses on law and Francophone history in comparative and global perspectives. She is an Assistant Professor of History at Florida State University. For the academic year 2017-18, she is a Fellow at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University. She primarily teaches courses in Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Early Modern European, and World History that bring together the early modern and 21st century worlds.

Dr. Wood holds a doctorate in History from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013-14, she was the Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Her research has been supported by the Huntington Library in San Marino, the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, the Newberry Library in Chicago, the UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles, the Society for French Historical Studies & the Western Society for French History, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Florida State University.

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