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Summer Research Fellowship for USC Graduate Students

Summer Research Fellowships provide support for USC graduate students and USC faculty doing research focused on the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other unique USC resources and collections during the summer. The fellowship is open to USC faculty and USC graduate students of all disciplines. Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and the centrality of USC resources to the research project.

Fellowship Audience

USC Graduate Students and USC Faculty

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Maria Zalewska

2017 Graduate Student Research Fellow

Reimagining landscapes of pre-Holocaust Poland

Piotr Florczyk

2016 Graduate Student Research Fellow (Honorable Mention)

Authoring poetry inspired by testimony

Erin Mizrahi

2016 Graduate Student Research Fellow

The many roles of silence in testimony

Lacey Schauwecker

2016 Graduate Student Research Fellow

Exploring screaming in art and testimony in Central America, focusing on Guatemala during her residency