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The Refugee in the Postwar World Presenters



Carruthers | Cohen | Feldman | Gatrell | Geller | Holian | Janco | Madokoro | Naqvi | Peterson | Robinson | Salvatici | Wildenthal

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Susan Carruthers is an associate professor of History at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Her research focuses broadly on conflict and culture in the 20th century. Her most recent book is Cold War Captives: Imprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing (University of California Press, 2009).

G. Daniel Cohen is an assistant professor of Modern European History at Rice University. His book titled Europe's Displaced Persons: Refugees in the Postwar Order, 1945-1960 is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Ilana Feldman is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University. She is the author of Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule, 1917-67 (Duke University Press, 2008). Her current research explores the Palestinian experience with humanitarianism since 1948.

Peter Gatrell teaches in the History program and in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. His latest book, Free World? The Campaign to Save the World’s Refugees, 1956-1963, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, and he is currently completing a book titled The Making of the Modern Refugee.

Jay Howard Geller is Associate Professor of History and director of the Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Tulsa. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and specializes in the history of modern Germany and European Jewish history. He is the author of Jews in Post-Holocaust Germany, 1945-1953 (Cambridge University Press, 2005). 

Anna Holian teaches Modern European History at Arizona State University. Her book Between National Socialism and Soviet Communism: Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany is forthcoming from The University of Michigan Press. Her current research focuses on the theme of “war children” in postwar European film and on spatial practices in postwar Germany.

Andrew Janco is a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Chicago.  He is currently completing a dissertation titled “The Soviet Refugee in Postwar Europe and the Cold War, 1941-1951.”

Laura Madokoro is a former immigration archivist with the National Archives of Canada and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. Her research explores how Chinese migrants moved in, and through, social and legal constructions of refugeehood after the rise of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949.

Tahir Naqvi is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Glen Peterson is a historian of modern China at the University of British Columbia. His current research focuses on the history of Chinese transnationalism and of Chinese overseas, with particular emphasis on refugee movements and return migrations. His most recent book is Motherland! Economy, Politics and Transnationality in the People’s Republic of China (in press).

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson is an anthropologist and Assistant Professor of International Studies and South Asia Studies at the University of Washington. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Stanford Humanities Center where she is completing a book manuscript titled Body of the Witness, Body of the Warrior: Refugee Families and the Kashmir Jihad. 

Silvia Salvatici teaches Modern History at the University of Teramo (Italy). She has recently published one book and several essays on European displaced persons and is currently working on a research project titled “Professionals of Rehabilitation: UNRRA Officers in Postwar Europe.” 

Lora Wildenthal is Associate Professor of History at Rice University. She is the author of German Women for Empire, 1884-1945 (Duke University Press, 2001) and of numerous articles on German colonialism and on West German human rights activists.