Virginie Martin is Senior Lecturer of Modern History at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and part of the Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (IHMC) and its Institut d’histoire de la Révolution française (IHRF). Her areas of research are the political and diplomatic history of the French Revolution. Her current work explores the history of the process of creating and implementing foreign policy under the Revolution and the Empire, as well as the history of diplomatic structures, practices and actors (1750-1820). Her doctoral thesis, directed by Jean-Clément Martin and defended in 2011, is being published under the title: La diplomatie en Révolution. Structures, agents, pratiques et renseignements diplomatiques, l’exemple des diplomates français en Italie (1789-1796).
She has published numerous academic contributions, of which the most recent are: “Diplomatie et République: gageure ou impasse ?” in Michel Biard, Philippe Bourdin, Hervé Leuwers, and Pierre Serna, eds., 1792. Entrer en République (Paris: Armand Colin, 2013, 283-296).