The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) are delighted to announce the establishment of a postdoctoral fellowship position. Scholars who have completed their PhD studies and have produced works of scholarship are eligible for receiving the Fortunoff/VWI research fellowship.
Julie Dawson is a doctoral candidate at the University of Vienna’s Institute for Contemporary History. She holds a master’s degree in Jewish Studies and certificate in East Central European Studies from Columbia University and B.A. and B.M. from Northwestern University. Dawson worked for the Leo Baeck Institute from 2010-2019, acting as director and primary researcher of their archival survey of Bukovina and Transylvania (jbat.lbi.org) for six years. From 2016-2019 she was the summer researcher-in-residence at the synagogue in Mediaș, Romania for the EU Horizon 2020 project TRACES: Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts. Her research interests include Bukovina, communist Romania, post-war European Jewish history, women’s history, trauma and memory studies. Julie’s research project is titled “The Legacy of Trauma: Examining the ‘Crisis of Life’ in Jewish Survivor Diaries of Early Post-War Romania.”