Shannon Monaghan is a historian of the First World War, modern Europe, and modern war. She holds degrees in History from Yale (B.A.) and Boston College (M.A., Ph.D.). Her interests include the history of war and society, genocide and war crimes, population politics, the development of democracy, and human rights. She is the author of Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926 (Routledge, 2018). She is currently working on two book projects. One examines the emergence of new ideas about human rights in the aftermath of the First World War. The other is a new history of shell shock and PTSD. She teaches writing at Harvard.