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  •   Claire Baytas is a PhD student in Comparative and World Literature. She also holds a Graduate Minor in Cinema Studies and Certificate in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. She works in...
  • This project seeks to make two interventions. First, the demonstrated cultural, juridical, and historical connection between Jewish writers in Yiddish and in Russian in the Revolutionary period...
  • “A Map of This Place: Resurgence and Remembering Removal in Armenian, Palestinian, and American Indian/First Nations Literatures. My dissertation develops a connective study of how memories of...
  • My project is a study of post-Holocaust Polish-Jewish literature a form of witnessing, and in particular, as a form of reconstructing and preserving lost cultural landscapes. In putting disregarded...
  • The title of Naomi's research project is: Distant Proximities: Whiteness and Worldedness in Contemporary Jewish Literature Naomi writes: My project...brings together post-1961 Jewish texts...
  • The title of Diana's research project is: Strategies of Silence: Representations of Jewish Poles in Polish Literature since the 1980s Diana writes:  In this project, I examine instances of...
  • Hapsatou Wane is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus in the Department of...
  • Hans Haacke, Germany, and the Public Sphere Beginning with a provocative 1974 investigation into the provenance of Manet’s Bunch of Asparagus still life, which uncovered the...
  • "The Crisis of All Nations": Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and the Emergence of Anglo-Jewish Zionism (1789-1917) “Was it not an Englishwoman, George Eliot, who invented Zionism, and who,...
  • Jewish Cosmopolitanism and Acculturation in the British Imagination, 1655-1753 The modern concept of toleration, of a government allowing the practice of non-state religion, developed in...
  • Working-Class Media and the Struggle for ‘Hegemonic Jewishness,’ 1919-1938 My dissertation explores the relationship between changes in the mass media system and the politics of the U.S....
  • Intimate Strangers: Intermarriage among Jews, Catholics, and Protestants in Germany, 1875-1935 In my dissertation, I intend to show how intermarriage among Jews, Catholics, and Protestants...
  • Decolonizing Autobiographies: Experience in African Diaspora Women’s Autobiographies Traditionally, African and Diaspora women’s autobiographies are cornered in the peripheries of world...
  • Excerpt from Jenelle's proposal. My research project examines the difference and tension between traditional memorials (by which I mean state and corporate-sponsored structures) and personal or...
  • Exiled Nostalgia:  Remembrances of Iraq in the Improvised Songs of Iraqi-Jewish Women  Habiba, an elderly Iraqi-Jewish woman, sits on her balcony in Pardes Katz, an impoverished...
  • Emergency Aesthetics: Contemporary Commemorative Practices and the Politics of Memory  (snippet of Jenelle's proposal) In my proposed study, I aim to show how positioning traumatic events...
  • Except from Alex's proposal: I specialize in Polish, Spanish, and American languages and literatures, particularly in poetry and literature of the Holocaust, which first appeared to be an...
  • My research focuses on ways out of traumatic silence across generations in contemporary French and Francophone Algerian fiction. While the stakes representing trauma as a way of legitimizing one's ...
  • States of Reform: Orthodoxy, Change and Jewish Religious Activism in Israel My dissertation research investigates ways in which Orthodox Jews in Israel are re-envisioning the Jewishness of...
  • Migrating Memories: Power and Transcultural Memory in Contemporary South Asian Fiction As a scholar of German-Jewish descent, my academic research has focused on the dynamics of traumatic...
  • Wayward Women: Deviant Female Sexuality in Russian and Yiddish Literatures, 1870-1930 Alexander Kuprin’s novel The Pit, published in the literary almanac Zemlya(1909-1915), centers on the...
  • Creative Resistance and Performances of Memory: Latin America in the Era of Neoliberalism In1981, seven years into Chile’snearly seventeen-year dictatorship, the Chilean art collective CADA...
  • Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student completing a dissertation in the field of Jewish Studies and/or Holocaust Genocide and Memory Studies. Made possible by the generosity of the...