Cohort XV – Academic Year 2022-2023

  • Laura Auketayeva

    Laura Auketayeva
    Laura Auketayeva (she/her) is currently Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at American University, Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. in International Relations and History from Boston University, as well as an M.A. in History from the State University of New York, Albany. Her dissertation focuses on the European Jewish refugees in the Soviet Union during the Holocaust. By incorporating ...
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  • Alison B. Curry

    Alison B. Curry
    Alison B. Curry is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, Curry is working with Dr. Karen Auerbach. Previously, she received her M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Gratz College, advised by Dr. Michael Steinlauf, and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities from George Mason University. Curry’s dissertation, tentatively titled ...
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  • Lauren Fedewa

    Lauren Fedewa
    Lauren Fedewa is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. Lauren’s research interests include the Holocaust, Genocide, modern Jewish history, and European history. She is currently working on her dissertation tentatively titled “‘Always One Step Away from Death, and Always Afraid’: Jewish Women who ‘Passed’ ...
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  • Olga Kartashova

    Olga Kartashova
    Olga Kartashova is a Ph.D. candidate in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. She is currently writing her dissertation, “International Networks and Jewish Efforts to Prosecute Nazi Criminals in Poland (1944-1959)” under the supervision of Professor David Engel. Olga specializes in the history of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe, its aftermath, memory, historiography, and trials. She holds M.A. degrees ...
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  • Jonathan Lanz

    Jonathan Lanz
    Jonathan Lanz is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University Bloomington in the United States. His dissertation is entitled “The Ghetto Next to the Gas Chamber: Social Networks and Daily Life in the Theresienstadt Family Camp.” Given the relative lack of archival documentation surrounding Jewish society in Birkenau, Jonathan’s research seeks to probe how analyzing the postwar testimony of Family Camp ...
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  • Agnieszka Witkowska-Krych

    Agnieszka Witkowska-Krych
    Agnieszka Witkowska-Krych, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist, Hebraist, and sociologist. She graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in Inter-faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities, and gained another degree from the Collegium Civitas, Warsaw. Her Ph.D. dissertation (defended in January 2021 at the University of Warsaw) is devoted to the fate of the orphaned children in the Warsaw ...
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