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Ms. Madison Hyman

Madison Hyman
Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship

"Cataloguing Jewish Death Practices During the Holocaust"

Professional Background

Madison Hyman is a PhD student in the University of Florida’s anthropology department, where she is a Norman and Irma Braman Graduate Fellow in Holocaust Studies. She holds an MA in anthropology from Brandeis University, as well as a BA in anthropology and a BA in English, both from the University of Florida. Hyman is also Coordinating Editor of the New Florida Journal of Anthropology. Her current research builds on her work with Jewish death rituals to examine Jewish cultural responses to ambiguous death.

Fellowship Research

During her time at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a Summer Graduate Student Research Fellow, Hyman will be working on an archival project titled "Cataloguing Jewish Death Practices During the Holocaust." Hyman will locate and aggregate archival material on Jewish death practices in the USHMM archive, prioritizing user experience and culturally intuitive metadata. The aim of this project is to enable a range of scholars to access and engage with this aspect of Jewish life during and in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Residency period: June 1–August 31, 2022