Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship
The Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship, the first endowed fellowship for the Center, enables an advanced standing PhD candidate to spend up to a month in residence at the Center every year. The result of a generous gift from Margee and Douglas Greenberg, the fellowship is awarded based on the originality of the proposal and the potential to make advancements in the field through the use of testimonies in the Visual History Archive.
Advanced-Standing PhD Candidates
Apply for the fellowships for PhD candidates here. Only one set of materials is required. Each submission will be considered for all three fellowships.
2023-2024 Greenberg Research Fellow
Hungarian Romani and Jewish women’s experiences of fertility abuses
2022-2023 Greenberg Research Fellow
Anti-Nazi resistance on the American continent
2021-2022 Greenberg Research Fellow
Agency, choice, survival, and resistance of Jewish women during the Holocaust in Transnistria
2020-2021 Greenberg Research Fellow
Intersection of intimacy, violence, and agency of Jewish men during the Holocaust
Maël Le Noc
2019-2020 Greenberg Research Fellow
Geographies of persecution in occupied Paris
2018-2019 Greenberg Research Fellow
SS photography from concentration camps
2017-2018 Greenberg Research Fellow
The role of oral history interviews in Russia’s regional Holocaust memory
2016-2017 Greenberg Research Fellow
Jewish women living in East Berlin from 1945 to 1990
2015-2016 Greenberg Research Fellow
Ghettoization as represented in photographs and examination of what’s outside the frame
2014-2015 Greenberg Research Fellow
Constructing a micro-history of the Holocaust in Western Ukraine
Reflections on Resistance and Roots of Research from 2022-2023 Greenberg Research Fellow Raíssa Alonso
Brazil has had a complicated political past. When you learn about the crimes of the military dictatorship (1964-1986), it’s striking how recently it ended. In my case, five years before I was born. My father was briefly part of a resistance movement when he was in his 20s, and we had relatives in both my mother and my father’s family who were persecuted, arrested, and tortured. When I was in college I actually got to read some of their files from the political police archives. And I always thought to myself: what would I have done if I were in their place?
On the day of the ghettoization of the Jews in Kutno in western Poland in June 1940, Wilhelm Hansen, a German teacher and Wehrmacht soldier, took a series of 83 photos.
Greenberg Fellowship Archive
Raíssa Alonso, a PhD candidate in Social History at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, has been awarded the 2022-2023 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research. She will be in residence at the Center in March 2023 to conduct research for her dissertation, “The ‘Other Germany’ in Brazil and the United States: Intellectuals in Exile and the Fight Against Nazism (1933-1959).”
During her monthlong residency at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research, the Center’s 2021-2022 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellow Lilia Tomchuk delivered a lecture about her research in the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA). In the lecture, entitled “Shades of Agency: Choice, Survival & Resistance of Jewish Women During the Holocaust in Transnistria”, Lilia Tomchuk focused on facets of Jewish women’s agency in different contexts during the Holocaust in Transnistria, a part of Ukraine occupied by Romania from 1941 to 1944. Romanian authorities deported Jews and Roma from Bessarabia and Bukovina there in 1941 and 1942, and local Ukrainian Jews were brought there from neighboring localities.
Lilia Tomchuk, a PhD candidate at the Fritz Bauer Institute at Goethe University Frankfurt, has been awarded the 2021-2022 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research. She will be in residence at the Center in Spring 2022 in order to conduct research for her dissertation, which is entitled “Dimensions of Jewish Women’s Experiences During the Holocaust in Occupied Ukraine.”