Ronald Schechter received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1993. He teaches courses in French and European history. His book, Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003), won the Society for French Historical Studies David Pinkney Prize for the best book on French history by a North American scholar. Schechter is also the editor of The French Revolution: The Essential Readings (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001) and the translator/editor of Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing with Related Documents (Boston and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2004). He has published articles in Past and Present, Representations, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques. His current research is on Jewish women in modern Europe.