New Greenberg Fellow To Provide Insight in World War II Atrocities Committed in Nazi-Occupied Ukraine
January 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - January 15, 2015 @ 5:45 pm
Constructing a Micro-history of the Holocaust in Western Ukraine
USC Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240
January 15, 2015, 4:00 pm
Dr. Jared McBride, 2014-2015 recipient of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research's Douglas and Margee Greenberg Fellowship will discuss how oral history and testimony can be integrated with existing archival documents to recreate a micro-level history of the Holocaust in western Ukraine.
Dr. Jared McBride recently received his Ph.D. in Soviet and Eastern European History at UCLA. In the spring of 2015, he will be a visiting assistant professor at Columbia University and a Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015-16. Dr. McBride received a 2013-14 Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Writing Fellowship on Violence, and a 2010 Fulbright/Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship for the Ukraine and Russia. Dr. McBride's research spans nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern European history, focusing on Ukraine, Russia, and the Soviet Union, with an emphasis on mass violence, inter-ethnic violence, the Holocaust, borderlands studies, nationalism, and war crimes trials. His dissertation, "'A Sea of Blood and Tears': Collaboration and Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Volhynia, Ukraine 1941-1944," is a "bottom-up" social and political history of the Nazi occupation of the multi-ethnic Volhynia region in western Ukraine.
The Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship is the first-ever endowed fellowship program at the USC Shoah Foundation's Center for Advanced Genocide Research. The program, established in 2014, allows the selected scholar to spend up to one month conducting research in residence at the Center, as well as providing the scholar with financial support during their stay. The fellowship provides an invaluable experience to interact with the Visual History Archive and other academic resources available at USC.