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Graduate Student Research

Anna Aleksanyan

"Gender Aspects of the Armenian Genocide in the Experiences of its Female Victims (1914-1918)."


  • Harry and Ovsanna Chitjian Fellow, 2014-2017

Kimberly (Partee) Allar

"Training Nazi Camp Guards, Dachau, Ravensbrück, Trawniki in Comparison."

Current Position:

Instructor, Tsinghua University, Beijing


  • European Holocaust Research Institute Fellowsihp, 2017
  • Holocaust Educational Foundation Research Grant, 2014-2015
  • Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship in Advanced Holocaust Studies, 2014-2015
  • Ben and Zelda Cohen Fellow, United States Memorial Museum, 2013-2014
  • Richard P. Cohen, '71 MD Fellow, 2012-2014
  • DADD short term research grant, 2012
  • European Holocaust Research Institute Fellowship, 2012
  • Claims Conference Fellow (The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany)* 2010-2012
  • History Fellowship for Graduate Studies from Amherst College, 2011
  • Auschwitz Jewish Center: A Bridge to History Fellowship, 2010
  • Simon and Eve Colin Fellow for Graduate Studies in Holocaust History, 2009-2010

Maayan Armelin

"Follow Me into Genocide: Leadership Styles and Social Relations in the SS-Einsatzgruppen"


Emily Dabney

"Forced Labor in the Maghreb, 1940-1943."

Current Employment:

  • Program Assistant, Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.


Emre Can Daglioglu

"Reform and Violence: The 1895 Anti-Armenian Uprising in Trebizond"


  • Agnes Manoogian Hausrath Fellow in Armenian Genocide Studies, 2015-2017
  • National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, 2017
  • Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies, 2017
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Short-term Grant for Armedian Studies, Summer 2016

Asya Darbinyan

"Russian Humanitarian Response to Armenian Genocide."


  • Thomas McBane Fellow, 2013-2017
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Short Term Grant for Armenian Studies, Spring 2016
  • National Association of Armenian Studies and Research Grant, 2014-2015

Burçin Gerçek


  • Charlotte Calfaian Fellow in Armenian Genocide Studies, 2016-2017


  • Akintiya: Ermeni Soykırımında Emirlere Karşı Gelenler, Kurtaranlar, Direnenler” (Against the Current: Rescuers, Resisters and those who Opposed Orders during the Armenian Genocide) Turkey: Illetim Publishing House, November 2016

Simon Goldberg

"Creating Knowledge: Jewish Record-Keepers in Kaunas, 1915-1945."


Kathrin Haurand

"Jewish Refugees in Tehran during WWII."


Gabrielle Hauth

"Intimacy in Ravensbrück: Sex, Violence, and Survival in a Nazi Concentration Camp"


  • Rose Family Fellow, 2017
  • Richard P. Cohen, '71 MD Fellow, 2014-2016

Emil Ditlev Ingemann Kjerte


Samantha Lakin

"An Analysis of Transitional Justice and Memorialization in Post-Genocide Rwanda"


  • Cummings Foundation Fellow, 2014-2017
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2017
  • Boren Fellowship, Initiative of the National Security Education Program, 2017
  • Transitional Justice Research Fellow, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (NIOD) Amsterdam, April-June 2017
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant, 2016
  • Travel Award, Graduate Student Council, Clark Univeristy, 2016
  • Travel Grant, Office of the President, Clark University, 2016
  • Combined Jewish Philantrhopies Scholarship 2014-2015
  • Grant, Deborah and Ron Ratner Family Foundation, 2016
  • FLAS Fellowship Finalist 2015

Natalya Lazar

"Czernowitz Jews and the Holocaust."

Current Position:

Program Director, Initiative on Ukranian-Jewish Shared History and the Holocaust in Ukraine, USHMM.


  • Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship in Advanced Holocaust Studies, 2013-2015
  • Hevrony Family Trust Fellow for Graduate Studies in Holocaust History, 2008-2013
  • Black Sea Link Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • New Europe College Fellowship, Romania, 2012
  • Hilda and Al Kirsch Doctoral Student Research Award, 2012
  • Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies Research Grant Fellowship, School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University, 2011

Jody Russell Manning

"Living in the Shadow of Auschwitz and Dachau: Memorial, Community, Symbolism, and the Palimpsest of Memory."

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rowan University


  • Fromson Fellow, 2008-2009; 2011-2012
  • Fulbright Fellow, Poland – United States Fulbright Commission, 2010-2011
  • Tapper Fellow for Graduate Studies in Holocaust History, 2009-2010
  • Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies Fellowship, Center for German and European Studies, University of Michigan, June 2009
  • Claims Conference Fellow (The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) *,2007-2008
  • Paul Lucas European History Prize, Clark University, 2007

Abigail Miller

"The Transmission of Holocaust Memory in Argentina: From the Refugee Survivors to the Generation of the Disappeared."


  • Tapper Fellow for Graduate Studies in Holocaust History, 2014-2017
  • The Family Robert Weil Foundation, Dissertation Research Grand, 2017
  • Yad Vashem Two-Week PhD Candidate Fellowship, July 2016
  • Ralph and Shirley Rose Fellow, 2013-2014

Alicja Podbielska

"Memory of the Holocaust Rescuers in Poland."


Mihai Poliec

"A Dangerous Proximity: The Civilian Society and the Holocaust in Romania's Borderlands after July 1941."


  • Society for Military History, Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grand Award, 2017
  • Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship in Advanced Holocaust Studies, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
  • Sidney and Rosalie Rose Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Hilda and Al Kirsch Doctoral Student Research Award, 2014-2015
  • Claims Conference Fellow (The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany) *, 2011-2015
  • Feldman Family Fellowship, Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program: A Bridge to History, Poland, 2012

Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman

"Against Freedom: Understanding the Local Collaborators during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh"


  • Fromson Fellow, 2015-2017

Jason Tingler

"Mosaic of Destruction: The Holocaust and Interethnic Violence in Chelm, 1939-1944."


*In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for Supporting this fellowship program.  Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.