B.A., Wellesley College
M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Dr. Fitch joined the faculty at Marymount in Fall 2018. She moved to Virginia from Stephenville, Texas, where she taught for several years at Tarleton State University. A native of Ohio, she has also taught at the University of Dayton and Wright State University.
Dr. Fitch teaches the history of modern Europe, especially the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to West and the World II, her courses include Race and Modern Europe, Modern European History: 1815-1914, Modern European History: 1914 to the Present, and Modern French History: 1789 to the Present. Her courses focus on European cultures, societies, and politics as they change over time.
Dr. Fitch is a cultural historian of modern France. In particular, she explores ideas about art, citizenship, national identity, class, and religion in the 1920s and 1930s in France. Her current book project investigates the antifascist cultural movement in France that arose during the 1930s. She has also presented this material at academic conferences and in an academic journal. She has conducted research in archives in Paris, Marseille, Rouen, Nantes, and elsewhere in France.
Mattie Fitch. “The People and the Workers: Communist Cultural Politics during the Popular Front in France,” Twentieth Century Communism 9 (2015).