- Associate Professor of History
Pernille Røge is a historian of the early modern French colonial empire with a particular interest in political economy, slavery, and abolition. Her book, Economistes and the Reinvention of Empire: France in the Americas and Africa, c. 1750-1802 (2019), explores efforts to reinvent the French colonial empire between the mid-eighteenth century and the rise of Napoleon. She currently works on a study of economic ideas in the French Americas and a transimperial history of the early modern Danish colonial empire. Alongside her research, she enjoys teaching Pitt students in European History and convening Pitt's Early Modern Worlds Initiative.