Curriculum Development Fellowship

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is offering a one-year Curriculum Development Fellowship, with opportunity for renewal. The fellowship is designed to support the development of High School-level curricular programs based on materials from the Fortunoff Video Archive as well as teacher training modules. In the first year of the fellowship, the fellow will plan and produce curriculum and training modules in consultation with local New Haven teachers.

Current Fellows

Agnieszka (Aya) Marczyk Curriculum Development Fellow

Aya Marczyk has a PhD in European intellectual history from the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in cognitive psychology from Bucknell University, and a BA from Brown. Her research explores how teaching with historiography can create bridges between the work of professional historians and high school history classrooms. As a Fellow and Director of Education at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, she has worked with historians, teachers, and school districts to develop and test curricular materials that engage students in analyzing historical arguments and evidence. She has also co-edited and translated several books that explore the intersection of culture and politics, including Against Anti-Semitism: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Polish Writings (Oxford University Press, 2018) and a forthcoming volume Traumatic Modernities: From Comparative Literature to Medical Humanities. Aya will be working to bring the Fortunoff collection to classrooms in Connecticut through curricular materials and professional learning institutes for teachers. Our goal is to invite students to learn about survivors’ experiences, engage in historical reflection that situates the Shoah in its multiple twentieth-century contexts, and explore both the necessity and limits of historical comparisons.