Shannon Monaghan is a historian of the First World War and modern Europe and a member of the faculty of the expository writing program at Harvard. 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, the development of democracy and human rights, and secularization and “resacralization” in modern Europe. She is the author of Protecting Democracy from Dissent: Population Engineering in Western Europe 1918-1926 (Routledge, 2018). Her current project examines the emergence of new ideas about human rights in the aftermath of the First World War.