I’m Jill Harsin, and I’m a Professor of History at Colgate University. I’m the author of Policing Prostitution in Paris (Princeton, 1985) and Barricades: The War of the Streets in Paris, 1830-1848 (Palgrave, 2002). I’m currently researching a project on the French Revolution. I’m intensely interested in contemporary issues in French politics and culture, and I finally decided to write about them. All translations are my own, unless otherwise noted. And of course all opinions are my own. You can contact me at jharsin@reflectionsonfrance.com.