UCLA is a unique site for graduate work in Holocaust Studies, offering students cutting-edge methodological, theoretical, and historical training and allowing them the opportunity to participate in a vibrant, inter-disciplinary community of scholars. UCLA graduate students in Holocaust Studies–and the related fields of Memory Studies and Comparative Genocide Studies–are admitted to UCLA via their chosen department or discipline, including Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, European Languages and Transcultural Studies, History, and Sociology, among others. Additional financial support for language study, archival research, conference participation, field work (and more) is available through the Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the 1939 Society Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust Studies. Graduate students in Holocaust Studies may participate in the Working Group in Memory Studies organized by Professor Michael Rothberg; serve as Teaching and Research Assistants for our affiliated faculty; and attend (or even help organize) scholarly programs in the field.
The Leve Center also offers the competitive, year-long fellowship in Holocaust Studies for graduate students, the UCLA Fritz, Jenny, and Gustav Berger Fellowship in Holocaust Studies. Additional support for research in the area of Holocaust Studies can be acquired through the Leve Center’s twice annual scholarship competition.