Kelly J. Shannon is an Associate Professor of History and Chastain-Johnson Middle Eastern Studies Distinguished Professor in Peace Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She specializes in the 20th century history of U.S. foreign relations, with particular attention to the Islamic world, transnational history, and human rights. She is the author of U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). She is the recipient of several grants and honors, including a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend, the Samuel Flagg Bemis Research Grant from SHAFR, and the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy's Thomas Davis Fellowship and Marvin Wachman Fellowship in Force and Diplomacy. She is also the winner of SHAFR's 2019 Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize. Dr. Shannon is currently working on a book-length study of U.S. relations with Iran during the first half of the twentieth century, tentatively entitled The Ties That Bind: U.S.-Iran Relations, 1905-1953.