Fortunoff/Vienna Wiesenthal Institute Research Fellowship
The Fellow will be able to conduct research on a topic of their choice in the field of Holocaust studies at the VWI using the digital collection of the Fortunoff Archive in Vienna. Beyond the research work itself, the stay at the institute is intended to encourage communication and scientific exchange among the fellows at VWI. At the end of their stay, the fellow is required to submit a research paper for the institute’s e-journal S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation, as well as contribute to the Fortunoff Archive's Critical Edition Series.
Aleksandra SzczepanFortunoff/VWI Fellow 2021-2022
Aleksandra Szczepan is a co-founder and member of the Research Centre for Memory Cultures at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and a collaborator of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum carrying out oral history projects in Poland and Spain. She authored the book Realista Robbe-Grillet (2015) on 20th-century redefinitions of realism. She has been recipient of scholarships from the USHMM, EHRI, the Polish National Science Centre and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Her research interests include Holocaust memory, oral history and space-based testimonial practices of witnesses to the Shoah.