The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies’ Emerging Scholars Program helps promising young scholars who are either writing their dissertations or working on postdoctoral projects to publish their first books.
Supporting young scholars
A successful publication can determine the trajectory of a scholar’s career, yet young scholars often face many obstacles, including a lack of familiarity with the publishing process as well as fierce competition due to the economic constraints on academic presses. In the “publish or perish” world of academia, the Emerging Scholars Program is the only program—nationally or internationally—that provides the indispensable mentoring, academic, and financial support to enable young Holocaust scholars to attain their career goals.
Shaping how the Holocaust is understood and taught
These early-career scholars will play critical roles at colleges and universities and help determine how the public will understand and teach the Holocaust in the coming decades. They will be the mentors of generations of students and scholars, educating them about the ethical issues raised by the Holocaust, the dangers of antisemitism and Holocaust denial, and the questions we must ask about individual and social responsibility in a free society.
Since its founding in late 2009, the Emerging Scholars Program has worked closely with more than 50 young scholars, helping them write strong publication proposals, refine sample chapters, and identify the best editors and publishers for their manuscripts. Many of these scholars have received book contracts or have proposals under consideration by various highly respected academic presses. Recent publications include:
- Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, June 2013)
Corry Guttstadt, 2008–2009 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow
PhD, University of Hamburg, Germany
- The Long Life and Swift Death of Jewish Rechitsa: A Community in Belarus, 1625–2000 (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, March 2013)
Albert Kaganovitch, 2009–2010 Matthew Family Fellow
PhD, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
- Anti-Nazi Modernism: The Challenges of Resistance in 1930s Fiction (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, December 2012)
Mia Spiro, 2009–2010 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow
PhD, York University, Toronto, Canada
- The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, November 2012)
Daniel Magilow, 2005–2006 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, Princeton University, USA
- Demonizing the Jews: Luther and the Protestant Church in Nazi Germany (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, May 2012)
Christopher Probst, 2008–2009 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow
PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
- The Mauthausen Trial: American Military Justice in Germany (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, January 2012)
Tomaz Jardim, 2007–2008 Diane and Howard Wohl Fellow and 2009–2010 Laurie and Andy Okun Fellow
PhD, University of Toronto, Canada