Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The DEFY Undergraduate Research Fellowships provide support for USC undergraduate students doing research focused on the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other unique USC resources and collections during the summer. The fellowship is open to USC undergraduate students of all disciplines. Award decisions for the DEFY fellowships will be based on the originality of the research proposal and the centrality of USC resources to the research project.

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Fellowship Description

The DEFY Undergraduate Research Fellowships provide support for USC undergraduate students doing research focused on the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other unique USC resources and collections during the summer. The fellowship is open to USC undergraduate students of all disciplines. Award decisions for the DEFY fellowships will be based on the originality of the research proposal and the centrality of USC resources to the research project.

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Past fellows Biography

Nohab Ayoub is a junior at USC majoring in Law, History and Culture and minoring in Middle East Studies. During her month-long fellowship, Ayoub watched dozens of testimonies ...

During his month-long fellowship, Williams, a junior history major at USC, built on the research he began with Center director, Wolf Gruner, about prisoner escapes...

Nisha Kale is a USC undergraduate student who is double majoring
in Neuroscience and Law, History, and Culture.   The DEFY Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship allowed...

Publications from Fellows
Authorsort descending Publication Type Title Format Year
Avila, Lorena, Nancy Nicholls, and Yael Siman CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

"Migration Narratives of Holocaust Survivors in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico." In Lessons and Legacies XIV: The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Tim Cole and Simone Gigliotti. Northwestern University Press.

Article 2020
Bartov, Omer CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz. Simon&Schuster.

Book 2018
Bothe, Alina CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“Duale Digitale Erinnerung - Perspektiven und Wirksamkeit von Gender im Visual History Archive.” In Geschlecht und Erinnerung im digitalen Zeitalter: Neue Perspektiven auf Zeiteuglnnenarchive, edited by Alina Bothe and Christina Isabel Brüning, pp. 95-134. LIT Verlag Muenster.

Article 2015
Bothe, Alina CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“Zeugnisse Überlebender der Shoah in den Digitalen Medien: Eine quellenkritische Reflexion.” In Zeugnisformen: Berichte, künstlerische Werke, Erzählungen von NS-Verfolgten, edited by Davi Knellessen and Ralf Possekel, pp. 57-68. BoD - Books on Demand.

Article 2016
Brackney, Kathryn CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“Otherworldly Horizons: An Alternative History of Holocaust Consciousness". Yale University. 

PhD Dissertation 2019
Cole, Tim, and Alberto Giordano CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“Places of the Holocaust: Towards a model of GIS of place.” Transactions in GIS 24(4): 842-857.

Article 2019
Curry, Tommy CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

Thinking through the silence: theorizing the rape of Jewish males during the Holocaust through survivor testimonies, in Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, DOI: 10.1080/17504902.2020.1843824. 

Article 2020
Feferman, Kiril CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

"Save Your Souls: Jewish Conversion and Survival in the Occupied Soviet Territories During the Holocaust." Modern Judaism 39(2): 184-204. 

Article 2019
Feferman, Kiril CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

Dwelling at the Foot of a Volcano? Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust in the North Caucasus. In C. Brooks & K. Feferman (Eds.), Beyond the Pale: The Holocaust in the North Caucasus (pp. 48-68). Boydell & Brewer.

Article 2020
Florczyk, Piotr CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

From the Annals of Kraków. University of Washington Press.

Article 2020
Klein, Shira CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

Italy’s Jews from Emancipation to Fascism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book 2017
Knowles, Anne Kelly, Paul B. Jaskot, Tim Cole, and Alberto Giordano CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

"Mind the Gap: Reading across the Holocaust Testimonial Archive. In Lessons and Legacies XIV: The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Tim Cole and Simone Gigliotti. Northwestern University Press.

Article 2020
Le Noc, Maël, Alberto Giordano, and Tim Cole CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“The Geography of the Holocaust in Italy: Spatiotemporal Patterns of Arrests for Families and Individuals and a Conceptual Model.” The Professional Geographer, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2020.1758572.

Article 2020
Lower, Wendy, and Lauren Faulkner Rossi

Lessons and Legacies XII: New Directions in Holocaust Research and Education. Northwestern University Press.

Book 2017
McBride, Jared CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“Peasants into Perpetrators: The OUN-UPA and the Ethnic Cleansing of Volhynia, 1943-1944,” Slavic Review 75(3): 630-54.

Article 2016
Mizrahi, Erin CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

"Witnessing Silence: Testimony, Performance, and the Poetics of the Unspeakable." University of Southern California.

PhD Dissertation 2018
Nickel, Toni Other VHA-based Publications

The Impact of Women on the Organization of the Kindertransport: an Examination of the Historical Record Primarily Utilizing Oral History. Undergraduate research scholars thesis. Texas A&M University.

2017
Rebrova, Irina CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

"Traumatische Kindheit: Holocaust und Ueberlebenspraktiken Juedischer Kinder in den Besetzen Gebieten des Nordkaukasus." In Kindheiten im Zweiten Weltkrieg, edited by Francesca Weil, Andre Postert, and Alfons Kenkmann, pp. 393-410. Dresden: Hannah-Arendt Instituts fuer Totalitarismusforschung un der TU Dresden.

Article 2018
Rebrova, Irina CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“Memory Politics about the Holocaust in the Soviet and Russian Discourses: the Case of the North Caucasus”. 

PhD Dissertation 2019
Rebrova, Irina CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

Reconstructing Grassroots Holocaust Memory. The Case of the North Caucasus. De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

 

 

Book 2020
Rebrova, Irina CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“We Were Saved Because the Occupation Lasted Only Six Months”: (Self-)Reflection on Survival Strategies during the Holocaust in the North Caucasus. In C. Brooks & K. Feferman (Eds.), Beyond the Pale: The Holocaust in the North Caucasus (pp. 218-240). Boydell & Brewer.

Article 2020
Seipp, Adam Other VHA-based Publications

“Buchenwald Stories: Testimony, Military History, and the American Encounter with the Holocaust.” Journal of Military History 79(3): 721-44.

Article 2015
Toth, Gabor (with Stephen Naron) CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“Let Them Speak: An Effort to Reconnect Communities of Survivors in a Digital Archive.” In Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age, edited by Eve Monique Zucker and David J. Simon, pp. 71-94. Palgrave Macmillan.

Article 2020
Walch, Theresa CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“Degenerate Spaces: The Coordination of Space in Nazi Germany.” 

PhD Dissertation 2018
Zalewska, Maria CAGR Staff and Fellows Publications

“#Holocaust: Rethinking the Relationship Between Spaces of Memory and Places of Commemoration in The Digital Age.” University of Southern California.

PhD Dissertation 2019

The Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellowship provides $1,000 support for USC undergraduate students or $3,000 support for USC graduate students doing research focused on the testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual...