Civilizing Habits: Women Missionaries and the Revival of French Empire, Oxford University Press, 2010 
Winner of the Frances Keller Richardson-Sierra Prize, Western Association of Women Historians, 2011

Co-editor, Views from the Margins:  Creating Identities in Modern France, University of Nebraska Press, 2008

Educating the Faithful: Religion, Society, and Schooling in Nineteenth-Century France, Northern Illinois University Press, 2000.  


French edition: L’enseignement au temps des congrégations (Le diocèse de Lyon, 1801-1905), Presses Universitaires de Lyon, 2003.




"Charity Begins Abroad: The Filles de la Charité in the Ottoman Empire," in God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World, ed. J.P. Daughton and Owen White, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2011.


"Missionary Utiopias: Anne-Marie Javouhey and the Colony at Mana, French Guiana, 1827-48," in Views from the Margins: Creating Identities in Modern France, 2008.


"Emilie de Vialar and the Religious Reconquest of Algeria," French Historical Studies 29 (Spring 2006).


“Charitable Ladies: Gender, Class, and Religion in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Paris,” Past and Present 177 (November 2002): 121-56.


“Persécution et résistance : Les congrégations enseignantes face à la loi des associations de 1901,” Revue d’Histoire de l’Eglise de France 88 (June 2002): 175-95.


"Supply and Demand: Religious Schooling in Nineteenth-Century France," History of Education Quarterly  39 (Spring 1999): 51-72.


"Lay Habits: Religious Teachers and the Secularization Crisis of 1901-04," French History 9 (December 1995): 478-98.