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Professor Daniel Magilow

Dr. Daniel Magilow
2005-2006 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow

"Yizkor Books and Photographic Form"

Professional Background

Professor Daniel Magilow received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Germanic languages and literatures from Princeton University and a B.A. in comparative literature from Columbia University. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For his Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowship, Professor Magilow researched “Yizkor Books and Photographic Form.”

The recipient of several honors for his academic work, Professor Magilow was the first in ten years to receive the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award for his work in Princeton’s German Department. He is also the recipient of the Malcom S. Forbes Fellowship, the Mellon Foundation Summer Grant, and the Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst awards to support his scholarly research and participation in academic seminars. His article, “Error Correction and Classroom Effect” was named Best Article of the Year by the American Association of Teachers of German. Professor Magilow completed Yiddish Studies at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies’ first Intensive Yiddish Course for Holocaust Studies at Indiana University.

Fellowship Research

During his tenure at the Center, Professor Magilow conducted research utilizing the Museum’s extensive yizkor books collection. He was particularly interested in examining the photography and text in yizkor books as a means to understanding the Holocaust from the Jewish perspective of mourning and commemoration.

Professor Magilow was in residence at the Mandel Center from September 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006.