“Transnational Antisemitism, Political Christianity, and the Jews: the Impact of Antisemitism on Jewish-Catholic Relations in France, Italy, and the United States (1914-1948)”
Dr. Nina Valbousquet holds a PhD in history from Sciences Po (France), as well as a MPhil in history and political science from Sciences Po. She was formerly Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. As the Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Invitational Scholar for the Study of Antisemitism Fellow, at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Dr. Valbousquet will be conducting research for her study “Transnational Antisemitism, Political Christianity, and the Jews: the Impact of Antisemitism on Jewish-Catholic Relations in France, Italy, and the United States (1914-1948).”
Dr. Valbousquet in fluent in English, French, and Italian, and has reading and conversation skills in Spanish.
Dr. Valbousquet’s dissertation will be published in early 2019 in France (CNRS editions): Catholique et antisémite : Le réseau transnational de Mgr Benigni (1918-1934). Her book proposal for a second monograph entitled Rome, Zion, and the Fasces: Italian Catholics and Antisemitism in Europe (1918-1946) won the 2017 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Modern Italian Studies, for a publication in 2019. She is the author of several book chapters and articles, which appeared in Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (2015), Cahiers de la Méditerranée, Modernism, Passato e Presente (2017), Archives Juives, Modern Italy, and Journal of Modern Italian Studies (2018), among others.
Dr. Valbousquet is the winner of several awards and fellowships. She was a Holocaust Educational Foundation Fellow at the 21st annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, during 2016. She was awarded a New York Public Library – Fordham University Fellowship in Jewish studies for the Spring 2019.
While in residence at the Mandel Center, Dr. Valbousquet will initiate research in order to explore the transnational impact of Catholic antisemitism on Jewish-Catholic relations and shed light on the Jewish diplomacy with the Vatican and Catholic authorities, before and during the Holocaust. Drawing on the Museum's resources, she seeks to focus on the use of a Catholic tradition in the antisemitic propaganda of Vichy France and Fascist Italy as well as on the Jewish responses that aimed to raise awareness against antisemitism within the Church.
Dr. Valbousquet will be in residence through December 31, 2018, and can be contacted at her museum e-mail email@example.com.