Jennifer Rodgers, PhD

Director of Academic Programs

Jennifer Rodgers is a historian of modern Germany and Europe. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania, where she wrote a dissertation on the International Tracing Service (ITS), the first study of this Holocaust-era humanitarian organization. She is currently finishing a manuscript on the ITS for Oxford University Press titled The Archives of Humanity: The International Tracing Service, The Holocaust, and Postwar Order. She has held fellowships at the USHMM, Memorial de la Shoah in Paris, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, and the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Prior to graduate school, Jennifer held research positions at, among others, the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States, the German Historical Institute, and the USHMM. Broadly, her scholarship deals with humanitarianism and human rights, archives, the aftermath of Nazism, and the histories of medicine and gender. Jennifer comes to the Shoah Foundation from Caltech.