Blog: Through Testimony

Blog Posts by Maria Zalewska

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About Maria Zalewska

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 2:47pm -- martha.stroud

Maria Zalewska is a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her research interests include cinematic representations of the Holocaust; documentary film; national and transnational modes and media of memorialization; digital humanities; politics of technologized memory; place and space in cinema; history as film/film as history; and political economy of film. Her dissertation project, “#Holocaust: Rethinking the Relationship Between Spaces of Memory and Places of Commemoration In The Digital Age,” focuses on the relationship between interactivity, (documentary) film studies, and the future of Holocaust memory in the digital age. As a Graduate Summer Research Fellow at the Center, Zalewska focused her energy on a new research project: “Digital Topography of Memory: Reimagining Landscapes of pre-Holocaust Poland.” The project engages with the Institute’s Visual History Archive by comparing the memories of the pre-World War II spaces in which Poles and Jews interacted in testimony with their cinematically narrativized counterparts.