Price Mellon Research Fellow

Mélanie Péron

Senior Lecturer, French and Francophone Studies

Mélanie Péron is a Senior Lecturer in French. She teaches French History and Culture courses. In Fall 2016, she created the course "Paris during the German Occupation and its Places of [Non-]Memory" for which she received the Rutman Fellowship from the USC Shoah Foundation. The course explores the spatial occupation of the French capital as well as the occupation of the French memory and literature. The Price Lab and the Penn Libraries have supported two of her projects connected to the course: the creation of a multimedia map of Occupied Paris and the website entitled “Stitching the Fragmented – WWII Paris and the Shoah”. Both projects aim at making history more visible, mending the holes left by the vanished and giving shape to the voids and silences left in the national memory.

Mélanie taking photo with child