Monika Rice

Monika RiceMonika Rice, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and Gratz College where she teaches a gamut of courses on the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian relations, and women’s spirituality. She has been a recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships and grants, among them: the Claims Conference Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, Albert Abramson Fellowship in Holocaust Studies, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and others. She has also been a selected participant of several international scholarly workshops and seminars at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem, Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and others. Dr. Rice’s articles, book chapters, and reviews have been published (or await publication) in edited volumes and academic journals (“Yad Vashem Studies,” “Holocaust Studies,” “Polin,” etc.), while her first book (“What! Still Alive?! Jewish Survivors in Poland and Israel Remember Homecoming”) will be published in the fall 2017 by Syracuse University Press. The book concerns the evolution of Holocaust survivors’ memories of their first encounters with Polish neighbors after the war recorded in immediate postwar testimonies, as compared to similar accounts collected years later in Israel. Currently, her larger research project is focused on investigating postwar mixed identities of Polish-Jewish doctors.