About Shannon Fogg Menand


  • University Of Iowa, Doctor of Philosophy, 2003

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Shannon Fogg Menand

History & Political Science
125 Humanities & Social Sciences

573-341-4816 | sfogg@mst.edu


  • University Of Iowa, Doctor of Philosophy, 2003

Professional links


I am a social historian who focuses on the exclusion and inclusion of "outsiders" in France during and after the Second World War. My first book examined the effects of material shortages on attitudes toward the Vichy government and on the treatment of outsiders including refugees, Jews, and Roma-Sinti in a rural region of southern France. More recently, I published a book related to the looting of Jewish apartments in Paris and the postwar process of restitution. My research has been supported by grants from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, and the American Philosophical Society. I have also been a visiting scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and a fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies. My current research follows two different lines of inquiry: one focuses on the geography of the Holocaust in Paris, and the other focuses on the American Friends Service Committee's humanitarian aid to France.

I teach a wide range of courses related to Modern European History, including Western Civilization, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, France and World War II, and War and Society in addition to courses related to the French Revolution and the History of France. I have led study abroad courses in England and France, and was a co-PI on a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a series of related courses across various departments.


Research interests

Vichy France, Material Shortages, Holocaust History, Politics of Spoliation and Restitution


Book Chapters
  • "Home as a Site of Exclusion: The Nazi Occupation, Housing Shortages, and the Holocaust in France." Journal of Modern European History Vol. 20 No. 2 (2022), 167-182.
  • "The Lure of Gain: Material Shortages and the Spoliation of Homes as Exclusionary Tools in Vichy France." Perspectives sur l'histoire, la culture et la societe francaise Vol. 26 (2022),
  • "A Landscape of Loss: The Furniture Operation and the Geography of Looting and Restitution in Paris, 1942-1946." Histoire Urbaine 62 (December 2021): 59-78.
  • "The Politics of Penury: Shortages as an Exclusionary Tool in Wartime France" Beitrage zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus Vol. 30 (2015): 210-226.
  • "'Everything Had Ended and Everything Was Beginning Again:' The Public Politics of Rebuilding Private Homes in Postwar Paris" Holocaust and Genocide Studies Vol. 28 No. 2 (Fall 2014): 277-307.
  • "'They are Undesirables:' Local and National Responses to Gypsies during World War II" French Historical Studies Vol. 31 No. 2 (Spring 2008): 327-358.
  • "Refugees and Indifference: The Effects of Shortages on Attitudes towards Jews in France's Limousin Region" Holocaust and Genocide Studies Vol. 21 No. 1 (Spring 2007): 31-54.
  • "Denunciations, Community Outsiders, and Material Shortages in Vichy France" Proceedings of the Western Society for French History Vol. 31 (2003):

Awards and recognition


  • Paris Institute for Advanced Study, 2021
Visiting Scholar
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 2018