Call for Applications

Non-Residential Colloquium: The LGBTQIA+ Community in the Holocaust

Mon, 04/29/2024 - 3:37pm

The Division of Academic Programs at the USC Shoah Foundation invites applications from PhD candidates and early-career scholars for the inaugural cohort of fellows in its non-residential colloquium “The LGBTQIA+ Community in the Holocaust.” We understand this topic broadly and are seeking applicants whose work touches on the members of any nation persecuted by the Nazis or their allies for their sexual identity, along with the long-term impact and legacies of this history.

Ten applicants will be chosen as fellows for the 2024-2025 academic year. Each fellow will receive access to the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive (VHA), which currently holds over 55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides. Participation requires regular attendance at events held over Zoom. These will include opportunities for fellows to present their research, discuss general issues of methodology and content, and network with other scholars working on this rich history in an open and safe forum.

Fellows will also receive feedback from established scholars, including three faculty mentors. The faculty mentors for this colloquium are: Dr. Bodie Ashton, ZZF Potsdam; Prof. Patrick Farges, Université Paris Cité; and Prof. Samuel Huneke, George Mason University; and Prof. Laurie Marhoefer, University of Washington.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, but must either be enrolled in an accredited PhD program or hold a PhD from an accredited program conferred no later than 2019.

These fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications must be submitted to Dr. Jennifer Rodgers, Director of Academic Programs USC Shoah Foundation no later than midnight PT on July 1, 2024. Applications will consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter (max two pages)
  • Project proposal (max 1000 words)
  • Curriculum vitae

Please note: only applications that have submitted each of the required materials will be considered for these fellowships. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by August 1, 2024.

Please direct questions regarding the fellowship or application process to Dr. Jennifer L. Rodgers, Director of Academic Programs at