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Professor Harsanyi’s research interests include ​topics in French revolutionary and Napoleonic history, French-American relations, the movement of ideas across the Atlantic during the Enlightenment and the modern era, and the history of the nobility throughout the revolutionary era. Her current research project explores different aspects of Italy under Napoleonic occupation. She joined the faculty at CMU in 2002.

  • French Rule in the States of Parma1796-1814. Working with Napoleon, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan “War, Culture and Society’ series, 2022.
  • Lessons from America: Liberal French Nobles in Exile, 1793 -1798. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2010.
  • Le Goût de la Révolte (in collaboration with Anne Quinney) Paris: Mercure de France, 2008.
  • Lettres de la duchesse de La Rochefoucauld à William Short (1790-1834) Edition présentée et annotée par Doina Pasca Harsanyi. Paris: Mercure de France, 2001.
  • Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, La Physiologie du goût, translation into Romanian and annotations; critical edition by Doina Pasca Harsanyi. Bucarest: Meridiane Publishing House, 1988.
  • Ph.D. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
  • M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
  • B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Timisoara, Romania, 1979