Graduate Studies

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 Alan D. 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 Alan D. 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 Alan D. Leve Center’s twice annual scholarship competition.

Current Graduate Students

Natalie Bernstien

Department of History

Paul Kurek

Department of European Languages & Transcultural Studies

Kyle Rosen

Department of European Languages & Transcultural Studies

Andréas-Benjamin Seyfert

Department of European Languages & Transcultural Studies

Sharon Zelnick

Department of Comparative Literature


Michael Casper

Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University

Rachel Deblinger

Director, Modern Endangered Archives Program at the UCLA Library

Deb Donig

Assistant Professor, Cal Poly

Rebecca Glasberg

Reinhard Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies, Stanford

Alma Heckman

Associate Professor of History and Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Benjamin Ratskoff

Visiting Assistant Professor, Hebrew Union College

Christopher Silver

Assistant Professor and Segal Family Assistant Professor in Jewish History and Culture, McGill University