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Social Media Marketing Specialist Deanna Hendrick joined the communication team at USC Shoah Foundation in July 2013. Deanna graduated cum laude with a BA in Journalism and a Spanish minor from California State University, Long Beach. In 2017 she received a Masters in Communication Management at USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism.
/ Friday, November 8, 2013
Stephen D. Smith served for twelve years as executive director of USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, whose Visual History Archive holds 53,000 testimonies of eyewitnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides. He 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. Smith, who trained as a Christian theologian, is an author, educator and researcher interested in memory of the Holocaust, and the causes and consequences of human conflict.
/ Friday, November 8, 2013
Dan Leshem is Associate Director for Research Director of the USC Shoah Foundation–The Institute for Visual History and Education. Dr. Leshem holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature & Jewish Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His dissertation, The Language of Suffering: Writing and Reading the Holocaust argued for the necessity of ethical approaches to interpreting Holocaust testimony.
/ Sunday, December 1, 2013
An award-winning writer, Josh Grossberg joined the USC Shoah Foundation as public communications manager in August 2013. Prior to that, Josh was an editor and reporter for several newspapers. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus on ethnomusicology.
/ Sunday, December 8, 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.
/ Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Nora Snyder is a senior International Relations and Middle East studies double major and USC Shoah Foundation intern. She has worked as a research intern since her sophomore year, after attending the Problems Without Passports trip to Cambodia. She has also participated in the trip to Rwanda and recently became president of the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association (SFISA).
/ Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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.
/ Friday, January 24, 2014
Dr. Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman is Director of Education at the USC Shoah Foundation. Dr. Wiedeman earned her PhD from UCLA in Education and with an emphasis in applied linguistics and her specialties include K-12 teacher education, biliteracy, instructional design, digital literacy and evaluation. Dr. Wiedeman oversees the Institute’s flagship educational website, IWitness, which makes audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide and mass atrocity accessible to educators and students worldwide. Dr.
/ Wednesday, February 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.
/ Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Douglas Greenberg is Senior Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation and Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University. Previously he was the Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, a Professor of History at the University of Southern California, Dean at Princeton University and President of the Chicago Historical Society.
/ Monday, March 17, 2014
Ivana Hajičová is the head of the English Department at Archbishop High School in Prague, Czech Republic. She holds a master’s degree in English and Spanish for Translating and Interpreting from the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, in Prague. She also has a master’s degree in Applied Ethics from the Catholic Theological Faculty, Charles University. Although she originally started her career as a formal linguist at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, CU, she has taught English for over 20 years to high school as well as university students.
/ Monday, March 24, 2014
Orli Robin is a junior creative writing major and double minors in Judaic studies and resistance to genocide at USC. Orli has been a Shoah Foundation intern for three years and is currently the research assistant to the Institute’s Senior Fellow Doug Greenberg. Orli also volunteers with KAYA Press, a non-profit publishing house that prints Asian diasporic literature. Orli is a USC Levan Institute undergraduate scholar and sings with the USC Thornton Collegium Workshop.
/ Thursday, April 3, 2014
Ulrika Citron was born and raised in Sweden. Citron is the co-chair of USC Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Council and active in the nonprofit world. She lives in New York City with her husband, Joel, and three children.
/ Monday, April 21, 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.
/ Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Roza Petrosyan graduated with honors from USC with Bachelor Degrees in history and social psychology, as well as a minor in Russian area studies. She interned at the USC Shoah Foundation for three years and continues to work at the Institute as a researcher. In the fall, Roza will attend USC Gould School of Law with the hopes of becoming a human rights advocate.
/ Friday, May 2, 2014
Nicole Farage is a sophomore communication major minoring in entrepreneurship and journalism at USC. Nicole has been interning with the USC Shoah Foundation in the managing director’s office since January 2014
/ Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Larry Ginsburg is a sophomore at the University at Albany, studying Anthropology and Judaic Studies. He is actively involved on campus, serving as UAlbany Hillel's Jewish Life Chair. Larry also serves as a local youth adviser through NCSY, and is the director of programming, education and the 'Counselor in Training' Program at the aforementioned Camp Givah.
/ Monday, June 9, 2014
Emina Vukić is the Educational Programs Coordinator at the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. Emina holds M.A. degree in Public Diplomacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where her focus was on nation branding, primarily of the post conflict countries through cultural diplomacy efforts. She joined the Institute shortly after graduating.
/ Friday, June 20, 2014
Daniel Hrbrek is the director and manager of Švandovo Theatre, pedagogue of acting, direction on DAMU Academy in Prague. Hrbrek has been involved in theater for over twenty years including acting and artistic director for companies and theaters. In 1999 he became the Artistic Director of Švandovo Theatre, one of the oldest Prague theatres (established in 1881). Besides his directing work he also writes stage adaptations and his own plays including Shoah, which the english adapation titled The Good and the True, will open off-Broadway for an eight-week limited engagement.
/ Monday, June 23, 2014
Jonathan Stoller-Schoff is a junior at USC majoring in International Relations and Theatre, and minoring in Cinematic Arts. In addition to being an intern at the USC Shoah Foundation, Jonathan is also involved in many student organizations on campus, including STAND, Brand New Theatre and Cardinal Theatre Productions.
/ Monday, June 30, 2014
Krystal Szabo is the communications coordinator for USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. She serves as managing editor of the Institute’s digest PastForward, assists with outreach and publicity, oversees visitor relations and various special projects. Prior to joining the Institute Krystal was an associate producer on social issue and environmental documentary films. She graduated with highest honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
/ Friday, July 25, 2014
Joel Citron is CEO of Tenth Avenue Holdings. Citron has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies in Europe and the U.S. Citron is also actively involved in philanthropy. He is currently President of the Board of Trustees at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York (N-12th grade), a board member of USC Shoah Foundation and Starfall Education Foundation. Citron holds an MA in Economics and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
/ Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Ingrid Alexovics is the head of the Foreign Language Department at Radnóti Miklós Economic Secondary School in Pécs, Hungary. She holds a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Arts, University of Pécs. She has taught English as a foreign language and English for specific purposes for over 20 years to high school students and adults. She worked as a Fulbright exchange teacher in Atlantic City High School, New Jersey during the academic year of 2009/2010.
/ Monday, August 4, 2014
Anna Lenchovska, M.D. in Psychology, is the international consultant in Ukraine for USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. For nearly 10 years she has helped develop educational resources on how to use video testimonies in Ukraine classrooms. Lenchovska also serves as executive director of the Congress of National Minorities of Ukraine. Prior to this she worked in the Ukrainian NGO “Institute of Jewish Studies” and a clinic for child psychiatry and psychotherapy.
/ Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Robin Migdol joined the USC Shoah Foundation as staff writer in July 2013. She received her master’s in Specialized Journalism-The Arts from USC in 2013 and her bachelor’s in English and Film Studies from UC Davis in 2012. She has written for a variety of publications including The Village Voice/LA Weekly, LA STAGE Times, Palo Alto Weekly and the Stanford News Service, focusing on features and arts.
/ Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Publicist Rob Kuznia joined the communication department at USC Shoah Foundation in August 2014. Kuznia worked as a journalist for 15 years, most recently as an education reporter for a daily newspaper in Los Angeles, where he won a first-place award from the California Newspaper Association for local government coverage.
/ Wednesday, October 8, 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.
/ Thursday, October 9, 2014
Dan Morgan-Russell is a junior studying International Relations Global Economy at USC. He is an intern with the Executive Office of USC Shoah Foundation, where he contributes to the mission of stopping conflict through education and sharing testimony. Dan also works as the executive producer of Platforum on Trojan Vision, a nightly news and analysis talk show.
/ Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Martin Šmok started with USC Shoah Foundation as an interviewer nearly 20 years ago and continues to work with the Institute as its Senior International Program Consultant based in the Czech Republic. Šmok lectures at the Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century teacher education programs held throughout Europe, coordinates outreach efforts and manages the creation of regional testimony-based educational assets.
/ Thursday, December 4, 2014
Kathy Leventhal is the founding publisher of Allure Magazine and former publisher of Vanity Fair Magazine. Kathy serves on the board of The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and is an active volunteer in the USC New York Advancement office.
/ Monday, February 9, 2015