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Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand

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Dr. Rebecca Carter-Chand
Director, Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust
  • Areas of Expertise

    • The German Protestant Church and Christian minority groups in Nazi Germany
    • Christian antisemitism and Christian ethnonationalism 
    • Religion, rescue, and hiding during the Holocaust
  • Contact Information

Dr. Carter-Chand joined the Museum in 2018 as a program officer and in 2019 started serving as the acting director of the Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust (PERH), becoming the director in 2020. PERH fosters scholarship, teaching, and reflection on the role of religion during the Holocaust and the ways in which religious communities have addressed these legacies since 1945. In this role, she serves as the staff director of the Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust.  

Dr. Carter-Chand’s research focuses on Christian minority groups in Nazi Germany, including the Salvation Army, Quakers, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Before coming to the Museum, Dr. Carter-Chand was a visiting assistant professor at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a lecturer at Lakehead University, Orillia, in Canada. She was a Claims Conference Saul Kagan Fellow in 2009–11 and a Cummings Foundation Fellow at the Museum in 2012–13. She currently serves on the editorial teams of Contemporary Church History Quarterly and Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte.

Education

  • PhD, history and Jewish studies, University of Toronto, Canada, 2016
  • MA, history, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2002
  • BA Honours, history, Crandall University, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, 2001

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French (reading)

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