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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Abigail Lewis received a Ph.D. in European History in 2022 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. in History in 2012 from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her scholarship focuses on photography and the politics of memory in post-World War II Europe. Her research and teaching methods use visual and material culture to understand experiences of conflicts including warfare, occupation, revolution, and conquest in European history. Through visual culture, her courses examine questions of European cultural identity, collective memory, and everyday life.
Lewis held a fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and continues to work with this institution on several projects, including the Experiencing History: Holocaust Sources in Context digital collection and the 2022 Silberman Faculty seminar on “Teaching Holocaust Photographs.” She also held fellowships abroad including a Chateaubriand Dissertation Fellowship and a Bourse Jeanne Marandon in France, a DAAD language fellowship in Germany, and the George L Mosse Exchange Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.