Shannon Monaghan is a historian of modern war. She writes about war and society from the First World War to the Global War on Terror, including everything from trench warfare to special operations, civilians in the battlespace, PTSD, war crimes, and the memory and politics of armed conflict. Shannon holds degrees in History from Yale (B.A.) and Boston College (M.A., Ph.D.). She has taught at Boston College and the Warrior-Scholar Project. She currently teaches freshman writing at Harvard.