Fellow of the Richard Koebner Minerva Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Department of History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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Scholarships and Fellowships
2012-2013 The Israeli Inter-University Academic Partnership in Russian and East European Studies Fellowship, Tel Aviv/Jerusalem
2010-2012 Rotenstreich Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Students, Hebrew University
2010, 2011 Visiting Research Scholar in the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig
2010, 2011 Deutsches Historisches Institut Warsaw Research Fellowship
2010 Junior Visiting Scholar in the Modern History Research Center in Oxford University
2009 Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam Scholarship
2008 Max Gruenwald Fellowship (Leo Baeck Institute)
2008 The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism Research Fellowship
2008 Erasmus Mundus II Fellowship at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow
2006- 2007 Exchange student Scholarship at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat, Heidelberg, Germany
2003- 2004 Scholarship of the Ministry of Education at the Warsaw University, Poland
Education and Training
2008-2012 PhD dissertation “Between 'Deutschland' and 'Polska': The Clash of
Identities in Interwar Eastern Upper Silesia” under the supervision of Prof. Moshe Zimmermann (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Prof. Johannes Heil (Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg)
2006 M.A. magna cum laude in History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Prof. M. Toch (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Title of Thesis: “The Vision of the Polish and Czech Rulers in the Myth of Origins Between the 8th -10th Centuries”
2001 B.A. in the Departments of History and Political Sciences in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Conference Participation, Papers and Professional Experience
August 2012 Junior Visiting Scholar at Oxford University
June 2012 Paper: “Identity Construction in the Mirror of European Diplomacy: The Case-study of Upper Silesia” in the Conference of the Israeli Graduate Researchers on European Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva.
April 2012 Paper: “The Godfathers of the ‘New Citizen’: Politics, Borders and Nationalization in Interwar Polish Silesia” in the 9th European Social Science History Conference, Glasgow.
March 2012 Paper: “’Germany’ or ‘Poland’: B’nai B’rith Lodges in Silesian Voivodeship in 1921-1934”, the Silesian University in Katowice conference “The Jews in Upper Silesia in XIX and XX century”, Rybnik.
January 2012 Paper: “Creation of the ‘New Pole’: Jews and Silesians in the Eastern Upper Silesia (1921-1934)”, the Polish Academy of Sciences conference “Social roles and societies in Interwar Poland”, Warsaw.
2011 Participation in the Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD students in European Jewish History and Culture in Frankfurt am Main.
2011 Co-organisation of a panel in the BASEES Annual Conference, Cambridge University; paper: “From Kattowitz to Katowice: A Clash of Identities in the Post-Plebiscite Silesian Voivodeship”.
2010 Participation in the UCL Centre for Transnational History conference “Rewriting Histories: The Transnational Challenge”.
2010 Junior Visiting Scholar at Oxford University. Paper in the East & Eastern-Central Europe Seminar Series: “Creating a Nation: Jews and Silesians in Interwar Katowice”.
2009 Paper: “Leo Baeck and the Former German B’nai-B’rith Lodges in Poland Between the Wars”, the 15th World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.
2009 Participation in the International Forum of Young Scholars in Budapest.
2007 Paper: “In research of German and Polish Jewries - The Krakow Archiwum Panstwowe”, the conference “Negotiating Jewish Knowledge-Transitions and Transformations”, Jerusalem
2007 Directing a workshop in the tri-national (Israel-Germany-Poland) conference “Between Coexistence and Rejection” of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, in conjunction with Beit Berl College, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv University.
2004-2006 Research assistant of Prof. Mordechai Altshuler (Hebrew University) in the field of the history of the Soviet Jewry.
2000-2004 Instructor in the Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Institute and in the Yad Vashem Center.
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