Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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Graduate Student Research

Anna Aleksanyan


  • Harry and Ovsanna Chitjian Fellow, 2014-2015

Maayan Armelin


Sabri Atman

"Assyrian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire 1915"


  • Assyrian Genocide Studies Fellow, 2012-2013

Sara Brown

"Gender and Agency: Women Rescuers and Perpetrators During the Rwandan Genocide"


  • Stern Fellow for Graduate Studies in Comparative Genocide Studies, 2010-2013 and 2014- 2015
  • Boren Fellowship for International Study, 2013-2014
  • Finalist, Ford Foundation 2014
  • Finalist, Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies, 2014

Asya Darbinyan

"Russian Humanitarian Response to Armenian Genocide"


  • Thomas McBane Fellow, 2013-2015
  • National Association of Armenian Studies and Research Grant, 2014-2015

Kathrin Haurand

"Jewish Refugees in Tehran during WWII"


Gabrielle Hauth


  • Richard M. Cohen '71 M.D.Fellow, 2014-2015

Ümit Kurt

"The Emergence of the New Social Strata between 1915-1922: The Local Elites' Seizure of Armenian Property in Aintab"


  • Calouste Gulbenkian Armenian Studies Scholarship, 2014-2015
  • National Association for Armenian Studies and Research Institution (NAASR), Grant, 2014
  • Anatolian Culture Association, Travel Grant, 2014
  • Hrant Dink Foundation Research Travel Grant, May 2014
  • National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, 2013
  • Agnes Manoogian Hausrath Fellow in Armenian Genocide Studies, 2010-2013

Samantha Lakin


Abigail Miller

"A New Homeland in Argentina: Jewish Refugees, Nazi Perpetrators, and the Dirty War"


  • Tapper Fellow for Graduate Studies in Holocaust History, 2014-2015
  • Ralph and Shirley Rose Fellow, 2013-2014

Michael Nolte

"Zones of Death: Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, Bergen-Belsen, May 1944-May 1945"


Alicja Podbielska

"Memory of the Holocaust Rescuers in Poland"


Mihai Poliec

"Civilian Collaboration during the Holocaust in Romania"


Jason Tingler

"Communities of Annihilation: Explaining Mass Atrocities in the District of Lublin"


*In appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for Supporting this fellowship program.  Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.