Lauren Cantillon
2020-2021 Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies

Lauren Cantillon is the 2020-2021 Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research. She is is a PhD candidate in the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King’s College London. Her PhD working title is "Remembering, Remediating, and Infrastructures of Forgetting: Jewish women’s memories of sexual(ised) violence during the Holocaust." She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature at Queen Mary University of London and holds an MA in European Jewish History from the same institution. Lauren Cantillon’s current research sits at the intersection of memory, gender and genocide, and more widely she is interested in how emotions intersect with regimes of memory. In a forthcoming chapter she explores how artists have challenged the British government’s invocation of the emotional regime of the Second World War as part of their response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2019, she's been involved with the King’s College London Arts and Humanities Research Institute, and at present is also working to improve institutional research culture for researchers of emotionally demanding research at King’s College London.