My name is Zoë Rose Buonaiuto and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Princeton University.
I work on modern France with particular interests in war and society and Franco-American relations in the 20th century. My dissertation research explores the problem of war dead during World War II, examining how Allied and Axis armies in Normandy, France negotiated the legal, cultural, and diplomatic issues of burying, repatriating, and commemorating mass casualties during combat and in the immediate postwar period. I'm also interested in how Normans/Normandy embraced playing the role of "host" to combat, foreign military cemeteries, commemorative events, and battlefield tourism.
Before Princeton, I spent four years as an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where I graduated in 2012 with degrees from the Department of History and also the Department of French and Francophone Studies. In my free time, I enjoy endurance events (IMLP!), the outdoors, skiing, live music, and travel.