Greg Shaya

Greg Shaya

Associate Professor

Department/Affiliation: History
Phone: 330-263-2169
Office Address: 111 Kauke


  • B.A., University of Michigan 1988
  • M.A., University of Michigan 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan 2000

Courses Taught

  • HIST 107: Western Civilization Since 1600
  • Crime & Punishment in Historical Perspective
  • History of the News
  • Europe, 1890-1945: The Experience of History
  • Europe, 1945 to the Present: Film and History
  • Europe, Modern France: Politics, Culture & Society From the Revolution to the Present
  • Europe, The World in 1900
  • Europe, The City in History: Images & Experiences of the 19th-c. European City
  • The Coffee Course

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • Society for French Historical Studies
  • Société pour l’histoire des médias
  • International Society for Cultural History
  • International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Urban History Association
  • Amis de l’Académie Tunisienne des Sciences, des Lettres, et des Arts “Beït al-Hikma”


  • "How to Make an Anarchist-Terrorist: An Essay on the Political Imaginary in Fin-de-Siècle France." Forthcoming in Journal of Social History 44:2 (Winter 2010)
  • "The Mass Public in France," The Crowds Project, directed by Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Stanford Humanities Laboratory, (2005)
  • "The Flâneur, the Badaud, and the Making of a Mass Public in France, circa 1860-1910," American Historical Review 109:1 (February 2004)

Research Interests

My research interests center on the cultural history of France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The ongoing book project—Mayhem for Moderns—examines the representation of violence, especially of crime and catastrophe, in the Parisian press of this era. I've devoted a good deal of attention to a number of other topics: the debates surrounding the anarchists of Paris in the 1890s, early detective fiction and the anti-detective tradition, the public execution in France, and more.