Professor to Speak on the Treatment of Jews in Paris During World War II

The Truman Department of History will host Dr. Shannon Fogg, associate professor of history at Missouri University of Science and Technology, who will deliver the 2013 Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

At Missouri S&T, Fogg teaches courses in the areas of modern France, the French Revolution and Europe during the Second World War. Her lecture is entitled “Stealing Home: The Looting of Jewish Apartments in Paris During the Second World War.”  

Fogg earned her Bachelor of Arts in history, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University, and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Iowa. After being a visiting assistant professor at Iowa, she joined the faculty at Missouri S&T in 2004. The Missouri Conference on History gave its “Best Book Award” to her work entitled “The Politics of Everyday Life in Vichy France: Foreigners, Undesirables, and Strangers.” Her current book project relates to this Early-Vreeland Lecture. It will be entitled “Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, Reconstruction, and Jewish Lives in France 1942-1947.”

The Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture, established by Joseph Vreeland in memory of his wife who graduated from Truman in 1973, gives the University community the opportunity to hear public lectures by scholars of international reputation.