Bio


Chloe Summers Edmondson is a Lecturer in the Thinking Matters program. She received her PhD from Stanford in the French & Italian Department in 2020. Her research is situated at the crossroads of literary criticism, cultural history, and media studies. She specializes in 17th and 18th-century France, with a particular focus on letter-writing practices. She has also worked extensively in the field of Digital Humanities. Chloe was co-project lead on the "Salons Project" with Melanie Conroy, a project under the umbrella of "Mapping the Republic of Letters." She completed the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities offered through CESTA, the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Modern History, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and in the series Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. Most recently she co-edited a volume with Dan Edelstein, entitled Networks of Enlightenment: Digital Approaches to the Republic of Letters, with Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. She holds a BA with Honors in French and a MA in Communication, also from Stanford.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, she is teaching "Stories Everywhere," "Design that Understands Us," and "Reading the Body."

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Thinking Matters

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, French (2020)
  • M.A., Stanford University, Communication - Media Studies (2014)
  • B.A., Stanford University, French, with Honors, with Distinction (2014)

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