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Dr. Mona Siegel

Courses | Papers and Publications | Select Grants and Awards | Research Projects | Professional Associations

Contact Information

Title: Associate Professor of History, Director of Graduate Studies
Please check history department website
E-mail: msiegel@csus.edu
(916) 278-3413
Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6059


  • HIST 5: Western Civilization, 1500-present
  • HIST 51: World Civilizations, 1600-present
  • HIST 118b: The Era of World War II
  • HIST 121: Democracy and Human Rights in the Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon
  • HIST 200: History and Theory (graduate seminar)
  • HIST 280: Women and Gender in Modern Europe (graduate seminar)
  • HIST 282f: History and Memory (graduate seminar)

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Papers and Publications

  • “Paroles féministes et pacifistes au temps de la Grande guerre,“ in Paroles de paix en temps de guerre, ed. Sylvie Caucanas, Rémy Cazals, et Nicholas Offenstadt (Paris : Éditions Privat, 2006), 195-204.

  • “Pacifism” in Encyclopedia of Europe, 1914-2004, vol. 4, ed. John Merriman and Jay Winter (Detroit: Thomsan Gale, 2006), 1942-1951.

  • The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). Awarded the 2006 History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award

  • “’History is the Opposite of Forgetting’: The Limits of Memory and the Lessons of History in Interwar France,” Journal of Modern History vol. 74 (December 2002): 770-800.

  • “ Germinal: Teaching about Class and Industrial Capitalism through Film”: Radical History Review 83 (Spring 2002), 180-185.

  • "‘To the Unknown Mother of the Unknown Soldier': Pacifism, Feminism, and the Politics of Sexual Difference among French Institutrices between the Wars," French Historical Studies vol. 22, no. 3 (summer 1999): 61-82.

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Research Projects/Interests

  • “Disarming Hatred: History, Memory, and Franco-German Reconciliation from World War I to the Cold War”(in progress)

  • Feminism, Pacifism, and Anti-Colonialism Between the World Wars

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Select Grants and Awards

  • California State University, Sacramento, Research and Creativity Award (2008-2009)
  • 2006 History of Education Society Outstanding Book Award
  • California State University, Sacramento, Pedagogy Enhancement Award (Spring 2006)
  • CSUS Research and Creativity Award (2004-2005)
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001-2002)
  • Spencer Foundation Small Grant Research Fellowship (Fall 1999)
  • Research Fellowship, Centre de recherche de l'Historial de la Grande guerre, Péronne, France (Summer 1994)
  • Peace Scholar, United States Institute of Peace (1993-1994)
  • Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Fellowship (Summer 1992)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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Professional Associations

The American Historical Association
The Society for French Historical Studies
Peace History Association
Western Association of Women Historians


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Last updated: 02/05/2009