Status: PhD Student

Adviser: Chad Bryant

Graduate Email: somogyi@live.unc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A. Grinnell College, 2009
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
M.A. Thesis: “Decisions amid Chaos: Jewish Survival in Budapest, 1944 – 1945”

Research Interests

My dissertation is entitled: “The Bitter End: Jewish Life and Survival in Budapest Under the Arrow Cross Regime, October 1944 – February 1945.” My research interests include the Holocaust and comparative genocide, twentieth-century Central-Eastern European History, Jewish history, and gender history.

Recent Public Engagements

  • “To Endure the Distance: Jewish Women in the Forced Labor Service System in Hungary,” Lessons and Legacies XV, Washington University
  • “Anxiously Awaiting Occupation: Jewish Women’s Temporal Understanding of the Soviet Siege of Budapest, December 1944 – February 1945,” The Yad Vashem Biennial International Conference, The Time Dimension During and Regarding the Holocaust: In Real-Time and in Retrospective, Yad Vashem, December 2018
  • “The Holocaust and Hungary,” Holocaust Studies Forum, American University, March 2018

Courses Offered

  • Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Courses Online, History 262: History of the Holocaust, Destruction of the European Jews, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, and Fall 2018
  • Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Courses Online, History 140: The World Since 1945, Fall 2017
  • Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, History 276: The Modern Middle East, Spring 2015
  • Apprentice Teaching Assistant, History 262: History of the Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jews, Spring 2013
  • Apprentice Teaching Assistant, History 260: East-Central Europe from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Fall 2012