Zoë Rose Buonaiuto is a California native currently finishing her doctoral dissertation at Princeton University. "Death in the Fog of War: The Politics of War Dead Commemoration in Normandy, 1944-1994" 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. The project also investigates how Normans/Normandy embraced playing the role of "host" to combat, foreign military cemeteries, commemorative events, and battlefield tourism.
In 2012, Zoe graduated from UCLA with dual degrees in History and French & Francophone Studies. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and enjoys participating in endurance events in her free time.