Meet one of our past Scholars in Residence

Marianne Hirsch (English, Vice-President of the Modern Language Association of America)

Yom Hashoah Scholar in Residence

Her project during her residence was titled “Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of the Romanian Holocaust.”

Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is Vice-President of the Modern Language Association of America. She was born in Romania, and educated at Brown University where she received her BA/MA and Ph.D. degrees. Before moving to Columbia, she taught at Dartmouth College.

Hirsch's recent books include The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust (Columbia University Press, 2012), Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory, co-authored with Leo Spitzer (University of California Press, 2010), Rites of Return: Diaspora, Poetics and the Politics of Memory, co-edited with Nancy K. Miller (Columbia University Press, 2011).

Our Fellowship Programs

The Institute provides support to scholars and students through a variety of fellowship opportunities. Learn about some of our programs and see which may be a right fit for you.

Scholars in Residence

The Yom Hashoah Scholar in Residence program brings in one leading international scholar per year for a 1-2 week residency at the Institute’s offices at USC for consultation and conversation with our directors, staff, and the USC community, to enrich the community’s understanding of the causes and consequences of genocide.

Teaching Fellows

The Teaching Fellows program provides financial support and staff assistance to faculty members who wish to use the Institute’s life-history testimonies in their new or existing courses. Fellows spend 10-15 hours in guided research and consultation with Institute staff as they craft their course syllabi. Following the fellowship period Fellows give a staff talk based on their work and findings and submit their final syllabus for archiving.