HEW 2017 Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Jeffrey Shandler is Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, where he teaches courses on Holocaust memory, Yiddish literature and modern Jewish culture. His research focuses on Jewish cultural encounters with modernity, examining a wide range of practices among diaspora Jews, primarily in North America and Eastern Europe from the late nineteenth century to the present. He is the author of several books including While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust (1999); Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America (2009); and coauthor of Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory (2012). Professor Shandler’s most recent publication, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices (2017), explores the nexus of new media and memory practices in the largest collection of videotaped interviews with survivors and other witnesses to the Holocaust.

Read Dr. Shandler's HEW 2017 essay Genocide Imagined: Dramatizing the Holocaust on American Media

HEW 2017 Scholar-in-Residence is generously sponsored by the Cohen Family Charitable Trust.

HEW 2017 Educator-in-Residence ยป

Dr. Kori Street is the Senior Director of Programs and Operations at USC Shoah Foundation—The Institute for Visual History and Education. She provides strategic leadership on the institute’s testimony based programming, including the award-winning IWitness. Kori is dedicated to finding ways to use the power of the testimonies to effectively develop in young people the knowledge, skills, capacities and disposition to change the world by inspiring their civic curiosity, courage and commitment to act. She is the executive producer and pedagogical director of Lala, a testimony-based animated VR project. After completing a Masters in the History of Education and Gender/Feminism at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Kori received her PhD in history from the University of Victoria in 2001. She served as a Canadian delegate to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, and is currently a board member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations. 

Read our interview with Dr. Street here.

HEW 2017 Educator-in-Residence is generously sponsored by Robin & Eran Hayeems.