PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1996)
Specialization: modern Europe, modern France
Office: Tahoe 3058
Mona Siegel is currently Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at California State University, Sacramento, where she regularly teaches courses on modern European history, world history, gender history, and history and memory. Siegel’s research examines the history of pacifism and cultural reconciliation in Europe in the era of the two world wars. Her first book, The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004 and was awarded the 2006 History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award. Siegel is currently working on two article-length research projects. The first, “Disarming Hatred: History, Memory, and Franco-German Reconciliation from World War I to the Cold War,” examines the decades-long effort of French teachers and historians to turn chauvinistic, scholastic history narratives into a vehicle for cultural diplomacy. The second explores early feminist anti-colonial activism, with a particular focus on the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and its engagement with Asian women in the 1920s.