Victoria Van Orden Martínez
Non-Residential Fellowship

Victoria Van Orden Martínez holds her Ph.D. in History from Linköping University in Sweden, where she works as a researcher in the Department of Culture and Society (TemaQ). She defended her Ph.D. dissertation, Afterlives: Jewish and Non-Jewish Polish Survivors of Nazi Persecution in Sweden Documenting Nazi Atrocities, 1945-1946, in January 2024. Her research focuses primarily on the lives, experiences, actions, and agency of survivors of Nazi persecution living as displaced persons in the early postwar period, with a focus on the role of gender and other differences. She has published articles in journals such as Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, and Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, as well as chapters in anthologies, including “Monuments cast shadows. Remembering and Forgetting the ‘Dead Survivors’ of Nazi Persecution in Swedish Cemeteries,” co-authored with Malin Thor Tureby, published in Fallen monuments and contested memorials (Routledge 2023), edited by Juilee Decker.