Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley; Associate Professor)
Professor Gerber is a specialist in the history of early modern Europe. His research focuses on the social, cultural, political, and legal history of France and its early modern colonies. His first book,Bastards: Politics, Family and the Law in Early Modern France, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. His newest research project investigates the formation of early modern French colonial law and its relationship to the legal development of metropolitan France. He has also begun a study of the politics of terror in early modern Europe.