Shanon Fitzpatrick

Contact Information

Leacock, Rm 628
Department of History 855 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

514-398-4400 ext.09275
Email address: 
shanon.fitzpatrick [at]
Assistant Professor
Leacock, 628

Ph.D. in History, University of California, Irvine


America and the World, popular culture, media history

Specialization by time period: 
1900 - Today
Specialization by geographical area: 
North America

Shanon Fitzpatrick studies the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the relationship between America and the world, and the histories of transnational networks. In particular, she is interested in understanding how multidirectional flows of people, products, and media have shaped formations of identity and relations of power inside the United States and on the world stage. Her current book project, Pulp Empire, is a hybrid cultural-business history that analyzes the globalization of America’s most prolific mass-market periodical company in the first half of the twentieth century. She has also recently co-edited Body and Nation: The Global Realm of US Body Politics in the Twentieth Century (Duke University Press, 2014), a multidisciplinary collection that explores changing relationships between the body and the nation over a century marked by dramatic population flux, brutal wars and national security scares, and the proliferation of far-reaching media and consumer networks.


Link to Body and Nation

Selected publications: 

Body and Nation (see link above)