Sophie De Schaepdrijver

Sophie De Schaepdrijver, professor of modern European history at The Pennsylvania State University (USA), is a historian of the First World War with a special interest in gender, class, the uses of language, and military occupations. Her most recent books are Military Occupations in the First World War (edited, 2014); Bastion: Occupied Bruges in the First World War (2014); Gabrielle Petit: The Death and Life of a Female Spy in the First World War (2015); and An English Governess in the Great War: The Secret Brussels Diary of Mary Thorp (2017). In 2016-2017, she held a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the University of Kent (UK), where she offered a series of lectures on the military occupations of the First World War: