Dr. Shannon Fogg, Professor and Chair

Shannon Fogg, chair of the Department of History and Political Science, is a European historian who specializes in the history of Modern France from the Enlightenment to the present with an emphasis on social history. More specifically, her research focuses on daily life in France during the Second World War. Her first book, The Politics of Daily Life in Vichy France: Foreigners, Undesirables and Strangers, focuses on the effects of shortages on attitudes towards the French government and towards minority groups such as Jews and Gypsies. Her most recent book, Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947, explores the looting of Jewish apartments in Paris during World War II and the restitution of goods after the war.

Dr. Fogg teaches a range of classes at Missouri S&T including Modern Western Civilization, Contemporary Europe, The Making of Modern France, Europe in the age of the French Revolution and Napoleon, Nazi Germany & the Holocaust, Twentieth-Century War and Gender in Europe, and the History of Africa.  She is also a strong supporter of Study Abroad; she taught the History of London and Paris and Politics and Culture in Twentieth-Century Europe in the Missouri London Program during Spring 2009 and led a summer study abroad trip to Paris and Normandy in 2013 (see blogs about her trip to Paris at the Miners Abroad website).  She also serves as the department’s transfer advisor, is on various campus committees, and is a member of the editorial board for the journal French Historical Studies.  


Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

"The Politics of Penury: Shortages as an Exclusionary Tool in Wartime France." Beiträge zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus 30 (2015): 210-26.

"'Everything had ended and Everything was beginning again': The Public Politics of Rebuilding Private Homes in Postwar Paris." Holocaust and Genocide Studies 28 (2014): 277-307.

“Assimilation and Persecution: An Overview of Attitudes towards Gypsies in France” in The Nazi Genocide of the Gypsies: Reevaluation and Commemoration edited by Anton Weiss-Wendt. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011.

“Displaced Persons, Displaced Possessions: The Effects of Spoliation and Restitution on Daily Life in Paris” in War, Exile, Justice and Everyday Life, 1936-1946 edited by Sandra Ott and Santi de Pablo. Reno, Nevada: Center for Basque Studies Press, 2011.

The Politics of Everyday Life in Vichy France: Foreigners, Undesirables, and Strangers . Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

“’They are Undesirables:’ Local and National Responses to Gypsies during World War II.” Special Edition of French Historical Studies on War, Society, and Culture. 31:2 (Spring 2008): 327-358.

“Refugees and Indifference: The Effects of Shortages on Attitudes towards Jews in France’s Limousin Region.” Holocaust and Genocide Studies 21:1 (Spring 2007): 31-54.

Denunciations, Community Outsiders, and Material Shortages in Vichy France.” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History Vol. 31 (2003): 271-289.