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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Orli Robin is a junior creative writing major and double minors in Judaic studies and resistance to genocide at USC. Orli has been a Shoah Foundation intern for three years and is currently the research assistant to the Institute’s Senior Fellow Doug Greenberg. Orli also volunteers with KAYA Press, a non-profit publishing house that prints Asian diasporic literature. Orli is a USC Levan Institute undergraduate scholar and sings with the USC Thornton Collegium Workshop.
Friday, April 5, 2019
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.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Larry Ginsburg is a sophomore at the University at Albany, studying Anthropology and Judaic Studies. He is actively involved on campus, serving as UAlbany Hillel's Jewish Life Chair. Larry also serves as a local youth adviser through NCSY, and is the director of programming, education and the 'Counselor in Training' Program at the aforementioned Camp Givah.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, Doris Lazarus has dedicated her career to Holocaust education and remembrance. She has been a Docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum for six years and is also a speaker on the Museum's Speaker's Bureau. Additionally, Doris was actively involved with the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Museum as well as the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. From 1994-1998 Doris interviewed Holocaust survivors for USC Shoah Foundation and their testimonies are preserved in the Visual History Archive. 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s liaison in Poland, Monika Koszyńska coordinates the Visual History Archive access sites in Poland; represents the Institute at conferences and seminars; organizes the Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century training program for Polish educators; and coordinates fundraising and other outreach efforts. She is also on the staff of the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews’ education department, a Visual History Archive Access Site.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Badema Pitic is the Visual History Archive Program Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Badema earned her PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA in 2017. She worked as a Curator at the Department of Ethnology of the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and obtained her BA and MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Sarajevo before moving to the United States.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Badema Pitic is the Visual History Archive Program Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Badema earned her PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA in 2017. She worked as a Curator at the Department of Ethnology of the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and obtained her BA and MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Sarajevo before moving to the United States.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Kori Street is the USC Shoah Foundation’s director of education. She came to the Institute in 2011 from Mount Royal University, where she was an associate professor and served as chair of entrepreneurship, nonprofit studies, international business and aviation in the Bissett School of Business. After completing a master’s in the History of Education and Gender/Feminism at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Dr. Street received her PhD in history from the University of Victoria in 2001. Dr.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Dan Leshem is Associate Director for Research Director of the USC Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education. Dr. Leshem holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature & Jewish Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His dissertation, The Language of Suffering: Writing and Reading the Holocaust argued for the necessity of ethical approaches to interpreting Holocaust testimony.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
USC Professor of History Wolf Gruner directs USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advance Genocide Research and sets its research agenda. Gruner also holds the Shapell- Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies at the university. An internationally recognized expert on genocide, Gruner has published 10 books and numerous articles on the Holocaust in Europe as well as on mass violence against indigenous people in Latin America.    
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Program Administrator of Audiovisual Collections, Hrag Yedalian joined the USC Shoah Foundation in November 2012. Hrag oversees the expansion of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to include testimony from survivors and witnesses of other genocides and crimes against humanity. Hrag has a background in documentary filmmaking but also has worked in various nonprofits and even state and local government.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Amy B. Bloom, JD is a social studies/history educational consultant for Oakland Schools, a regional education service agency supporting 28 school districts in Oakland County, Michigan. She also serves as the Chair of the Executive Board for the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Kátia Lerner worked as interviewer and Regional Assistant Coordinator for USC Shoah Foundation in Rio de Janeiro from 1996 to 1999. After that period, she continued her work as liaison until 2012. Katia received an MA in Social Communication and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology, both at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her thesis analyzes the process of shaping the memory of the Holocaust taking as object of study the then called Survivors of the Holocaust Visual History Foundation (from 1994 to 2001).
Monday, September 17, 2018
Lauren Deutsch is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, studying the History of Art. She was a 2018 summer intern at USC Shoah Foundation and has a personal connection to the Holocaust. 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Corey Harbaugh is Director of Teaching & Learning at Fennville Public Schools, a community in rural Southwest Lower Michigan.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Nora Snyder is a senior International Relations and Middle East studies double major and USC Shoah Foundation intern. She has worked as a research intern since her sophomore year, after attending the Problems Without Passports trip to Cambodia. She has also participated in the trip to Rwanda and recently became president of the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association (SFISA).
Friday, May 2, 2014
Roza Petrosyan graduated with honors from USC with Bachelor Degrees in history and social psychology, as well as a minor in Russian area studies. She interned at the USC Shoah Foundation for three years and continues to work at the Institute as a researcher. In the fall, Roza will attend USC Gould School of Law with the hopes of becoming a human rights advocate.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Syuzanna Petrosyan is a candidate for a Master's Degree in Public Diplomacy at USC's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. As an intern at USC Shoah Foundation for almost two years, she has worked mainly with the department of research and documentation. Syuzanna currently serves as an executive producer for Anneberg’s digital news site, Neon Tommy and is a senior editor for USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine. Syuzanna holds a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from University of California, Irvine.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Anna Lenchovska, M.D. in Psychology, is the international consultant in Ukraine for USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. For nearly 10 years she has helped develop educational resources on how to use video testimonies in Ukraine classrooms.  Lenchovska also serves as executive director of the Congress of National Minorities of Ukraine. Prior to this she worked in the Ukrainian NGO “Institute of Jewish Studies” and a clinic for child psychiatry and psychotherapy.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Tim Cole (Bristol University), Alberto Giordano (Texas State University), Paul Jaskot (DePaul University), and Anne Knowles (University of Maine) are members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, a multi-institutional, collaborative research group that uses mapping and geography to examine spaces and places of the Holocaust. The group came together in 2007 at a workshop hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss how geography, mapping and geo-visualization can shed new light on the history of the Holocaust.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Karen Jungblut, USC Shoah Foundation's director of research and documentation, oversees scholarship and research activities. With the Institute since 1996, Karen has led an international and multilingual staff to successfully catalog and index the archive and has been instrumental in developing the indexing and cataloging methodology and software applications. Karen received an MA in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and a BA in History and International Affairs from Hunter College, New York. 
Friday, August 5, 2016
Benjamin Biniaz is a sophomore at Yale University. During his 2016 summer break he is interning with USC Shoah Foundation’s communication department. His family has been involved with the Institute for many years since his grandmother Celina Biniaz and great- grandmother Phyllis Karp gave their testimonies to the Visual History Archive in 1996.  
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Olga Burkhardt is a German journalist and scholar with a profound interest in the long-term impact of the Holocaust and other mass crimes on those individuals and groups who lived through them. Olga holds a bachelors degree in English and Sociology from Stuttgart University and a Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews. Currently, she is working on her Ph.D., also at the University of St Andrews, on healing and reconciliation in the aftermath of mass atrocity and genocide.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Muscologist Matt Lawson recently submitted his PhD thesis, focussing on the music used in German depictions of the Holocaust on screen. His early research has been disseminated at conferences across the UK, and also at international events in Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Germany and the USA. He completed his undergraduate honours degree in Music at Huddersfield in 2009, and his MA with distinction from the University of York (2012). He was also a postgraduate participant in a HEA collaborative project between Edge Hill University and the University of Roehampton.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Stephen D Smith is the Andrew J. and Erna Finci Viterbi Executive Director Chair of the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, whose Visual History Archive holds 53,000 testimonies of eyewitnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides. He also holds the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education and is an Adjunct Professor of Religion. He founded the UK Holocaust Centre, The Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide. He was Project Director of the Kigali Genocide Centre, Rwanda.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Rennie Svirnovskiy is a senior journalism and international relations student at USC, and a writing intern at USC Shoah Foundation.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Shael Rosenbaum works in real estate development and management and is the President of Fremont Street Holdings. Shael served as the National Chair of the Canadian Young Adult March of the Living and is currently the Chair of the UJA Federation Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto. Shael was also the Master of Ceremonies at the largest rally against antisemitism in Canadian history. Most recently, he graduated from the Joshua Institute. Shael obtained a degree in Biological and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Amy Marczewski Carnes, Ph.D. completed her doctorate at UCLA in French and Francophone Studies in 2007.  During graduate studies, she taught French language, literature, film, and culture courses in both the U.S. and in France.  Her dissertation, entitled Remembering Together:  Francophone African Literature’s Re-Imagining of the Rwandan Genocide, analyzes the strategies that literature adopts for memorializing genocide and considers new models of commemoration that may cultivate reconciliation in post-conflict society.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Steven Schindler is Founder & CEO of Connectivity LLC, an advisory that supports purposeful for-profit businesses and nonprofits with strategic planning, brand and marketing development and fundraising counsel. He is Co-Executive Director of Chamber of Purpose, is an ADL Glass Leadership Institute graduate and was San Diego Co-Chair of the 2017 USHMM 2nd Generation Mission.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Jennifer Goss teaches AP U.S. Government and Politics, Virginia/U.S. History and a Holocaust and Genocide Studies elective at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Va. Goss has a Master's in Holocaust & Genocide Studies and is an United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow.

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