Chad Gibbs
Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship

Chad Gibbs is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He earned an MA in history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his BA in history at the University of Wyoming. His dissertation project, “Against that Darkness: Perseverance, Resistance, and Revolt at Treblinka,” adds to our understanding of life inside this camp by exploring inmate relationships - or social networks - and how prisoners leveraged these bonds to gain some measure of control over lethally restricted camp geography. Maintaining emphases on networks and space throughout, Chad Gibbs' work further delivers analysis of gender and masculinity in life and resistance at the camp while working to recover the long-overlooked experiences of women at Treblinka. In the 2020-2021 academic year, Chad Gibbs will be the Fred and Maria Devinki Memorial Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum following his time as the Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.