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Jennifer Cazenave

Jennifer Cazenave
2007-2008 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow

"Voir Dire: Sites of Testimony after 1945"

Professional Background

Jennifer Cazenave received a B.A. with honors in languages and literature from Bard College in New York. During her fellowship at the Center, she was a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature at Northwestern University. For her Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Ms. Cazenave conducted research for her project, “Voir Dire: Sites of Holocaust Testimony after 1945.”

Ms. Cazenave is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the Bourse Jeanne Marandon Fellowship, which supports research in France, a Mellon Research and Writing Grant, a Summer Language Grant, and a Teaching Assistant Fellowship at the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. She is also the author of published poems in French and English, including “A Life of Intimate Fleeing” and “Geographie, Une Terre Ecrite.” She has native fluency in French and proficiency in German and Ancient Greek.

Fellowship Research

During her fellowship at the Center, Ms. Cazenave researched the ways in which site impacts the testimonial act. This project aimed to access the Museum’s video archives of the Eichmann Trial and Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah outtakes in order to compare the different forms testimony takes in two different settings: the courtroom and the documentary.

Ms. Cazenave was in residence at the Mandel Center from January 1 to May 30, 2008.