2011–12 Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman Fellow Ms. Hamutal Jackobson Girshengorn
Ms. Hamutal Jackobson Girshengorn is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Virginia, where she has served as a teaching assistant in German, western civilization, and modern Jewish history. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Tel Aviv University in Israel and an MA in history from the University of Virginia. For her Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman Fellowship, she is conducting research for her project “Not Drawn to Scale: Maps and the Holocaust: 1939 to the Present.”
Ms. Jackobson Girshengorn has received several honors and fellowships, including being selected for the 2011–12 University of Virginia–Humboldt University Graduate Exchange Program, a full Graduate Presidential Fellowship from the University of Virginia, and a Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship from the University of Virginia.
Her current research interests include memory studies; the use of cartography and cartographical representations of the Holocaust; gender, family, and children in Germany after World War II; psychoanalysis and history; European intellectual history; east European Jewish history and thought; and Jewish historiography. She has English, German, French, and Hebrew language skills.