Robert Zaretsky is professor of French history in the University of Houston Honors College,
and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. (He is the author of
Nīmes at War: Religion, Politics and Public Opinion in the Department of the Gard, 1938-1944.
(Penn State 1995), Cock and Bull Stories: Folco de Baroncelli and the Invention of the Camargue.
(Nebraska 2004), co-editor of France at War: Vichy and the Historians. (Berg 2001),
translator of Tzevtan Todorov's Voices From the Gulag. (Penn State 2000) and
Frail Happiness: An Essay on Rousseau. (Penn State 2001). With John Scott, he is co-author
of The Rift: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume and the Quarrel that Shook the Enlightenment.
(New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).