2011–12 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow Dr. Sufian Zhemukhov
Dr. Sufian Zhemukhov is a consultant with the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia at George Washington University. He received a postdoctoral degree in history and a PhD in history and ethnography from the Russian Academy of Science and a master’s degree in history and humanities from the State University of Kabardino (Russia). For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship, he is conducting research for his project “Jews, Muslims, and Russians: Rescue and Muslim-Jewish Relations in the North Caucasus during the Holocaust.”
Dr. Zhemukhov is the author of several books in Russian, including The Philosophy of the History of Shora Nogma (2007), The Life of Shora Nogma (2002), Mystery of the Soul (1999), and The World Outlook of Khan-Girey (1997). He is co-author of the volumes Circassian Olympics: Presentation in Russia (2009) and History of Village Kakhun (1998) and has written several articles in English, including “Russia and Georgia: The Circassian Question” (2010), “Sochi: A City with No Mosque” (2010), “What Has Highlighted the Explosion at the Baksan Hydroelectric?” (2010), and “Skating on Thin Ice in Sochi” (2010), which was featured in the Idea of the Day blog of the New York Times. He is the recipient of a Kennan-Fulbright grant and a diploma from the Open Society Institute Russia.
During his tenure at the Center, Dr. Zhemukhov is researching rescue and Muslim-Jewish relations in the North Caucasus during the Holocaust. He is utilizing various archival collections at the Museum, including documents relating to the Holocaust in the Caucasus, Holocaust survivor testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, and names-related indexes, as well as the Museum’s microfilm collection and library resources.