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Friday, April 5, 2019
Maria Zalewska is a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her research interests include cinematic representations of the Holocaust; documentary film; national and transnational modes and media of memorialization; digital humanities; politics of technologized memory; place and space in cinema; history as film/film as history; and political economy of film.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation’s liaison in Poland, Monika Koszyńska coordinates the Visual History Archive access sites in Poland; represents the Institute at conferences and seminars; organizes the Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century training program for Polish educators; and coordinates fundraising and other outreach efforts. She is also on the staff of the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews’ education department, a Visual History Archive Access Site.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Badema Pitic is the Visual History Archive Program Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Badema earned her PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA in 2017. She worked as a Curator at the Department of Ethnology of the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and obtained her BA and MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Sarajevo before moving to the United States.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Badema Pitic is the Visual History Archive Program Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Badema earned her PhD in Ethnomusicology from UCLA in 2017. She worked as a Curator at the Department of Ethnology of the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and obtained her BA and MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Sarajevo before moving to the United States.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Stephen D Smith is the Andrew J. and Erna Finci Viterbi Executive Director Chair of the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, whose Visual History Archive holds 53,000 testimonies of eyewitnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides. He also holds the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education and is an Adjunct Professor of Religion. He founded the UK Holocaust Centre, The Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide. He was Project Director of the Kigali Genocide Centre, Rwanda.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning photographer, writer and educator. For a decade, she has been pursuing her long-term project, We Share The Same Sky, that retraces her grandmother's route of displacement during and in the wake of World War II. She transforms her documentary storytelling into curriculums for communities and classrooms worldwide. She uses photographs, video, collected interviews, archival documents, contemporary headlines and personal stories to explore the intergenerational impact of migration and memory.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Elissa Frankle is the Digital Projects Coordinator for Museum Experience and Digital Media at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Kátia Lerner worked as interviewer and Regional Assistant Coordinator for USC Shoah Foundation in Rio de Janeiro from 1996 to 1999. After that period, she continued her work as liaison until 2012. Katia received an MA in Social Communication and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology, both at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her thesis analyzes the process of shaping the memory of the Holocaust taking as object of study the then called Survivors of the Holocaust Visual History Foundation (from 1994 to 2001).
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Leticia Villasenor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of French and Italian at USC. Leticia holds a B.A. in French and a B.A. in International Relations from USC, as well as an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver and an M.A. in French from USC. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation entitled: "Memory Transformations in Postwar France: Ethical Implications of Contemporary Shoah Films and Literature."  Leticia was a student Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Tim Cole (Bristol University), Alberto Giordano (Texas State University), Paul Jaskot (DePaul University), and Anne Knowles (University of Maine) are members of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, a multi-institutional, collaborative research group that uses mapping and geography to examine spaces and places of the Holocaust. The group came together in 2007 at a workshop hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss how geography, mapping and geo-visualization can shed new light on the history of the Holocaust.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Freddie Kotek is the Senior Vice President of Investment Partnership Division at Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Kotek is the son and son-in-law of four survivors of the Holocaust and currently sits on USC Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Council. Kotek is actively involved at Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, where his three daughters graduated, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Through a fund set up in memory of his parents, SSDS Bergen is provided with funding for all aspects of Holocaust and genocide education.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Amy Marczewski Carnes, Ph.D. completed her doctorate at UCLA in French and Francophone Studies in 2007.  During graduate studies, she taught French language, literature, film, and culture courses in both the U.S. and in France.  Her dissertation, entitled Remembering Together:  Francophone African Literature’s Re-Imagining of the Rwandan Genocide, analyzes the strategies that literature adopts for memorializing genocide and considers new models of commemoration that may cultivate reconciliation in post-conflict society.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Syuzanna Petrosyan is a candidate for a Master's Degree in Public Diplomacy at USC's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. As an intern at USC Shoah Foundation for almost two years, she has worked mainly with the department of research and documentation. Syuzanna currently serves as an executive producer for Anneberg’s digital news site, Neon Tommy and is a senior editor for USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine. Syuzanna holds a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from University of California, Irvine.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Karen Jungblut, USC Shoah Foundation's director of research and documentation, oversees scholarship and research activities. With the Institute since 1996, Karen has led an international and multilingual staff to successfully catalog and index the archive and has been instrumental in developing the indexing and cataloging methodology and software applications. Karen received an MA in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and a BA in History and International Affairs from Hunter College, New York. 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation archivist Sandra Aguilar interprets and formats information and details about the interviewees and the interviews to be brought into the database systems of the Visual History Archive. She is also a liaison between USC Shoah Foundation’s research specialists and database programmers to develop ways for the testimonies to be searched and experienced.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Benjamin Biniaz is a sophomore at Yale University. During his 2016 summer break he is interning with USC Shoah Foundation’s communication department. His family has been involved with the Institute for many years since his grandmother Celina Biniaz and great- grandmother Phyllis Karp gave their testimonies to the Visual History Archive in 1996.  
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, Doris Lazarus has dedicated her career to Holocaust education and remembrance. She has been a Docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum for six years and is also a speaker on the Museum's Speaker's Bureau. Additionally, Doris was actively involved with the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Museum as well as the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. From 1994-1998 Doris interviewed Holocaust survivors for USC Shoah Foundation and their testimonies are preserved in the Visual History Archive. 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Program Administrator of Audiovisual Collections, Hrag Yedalian joined the USC Shoah Foundation in November 2012. Hrag oversees the expansion of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to include testimony from survivors and witnesses of other genocides and crimes against humanity. Hrag has a background in documentary filmmaking but also has worked in various nonprofits and even state and local government.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Alex Biniaz-Harris is a recent USC graduate, with Bachelor degrees in business and music. Alex has worked for USC Shoah Foundation for three years, as a communications and social media marketing intern. His grandmother, Celina Biniaz, and her parents Phyllis and Irwin Karp are survivors of Schindler’s List. Both Celina and Phyllis’s testimonies are preserved in the Visual History Archive.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Jennifer Goss teaches AP U.S. Government and Politics, Virginia/U.S. History and a Holocaust and Genocide Studies elective at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, Va. Goss has a Master's in Holocaust & Genocide Studies and is an United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow.