Status: PhD Student

Adviser: Karen Auerbach

Graduate Email: oskar.czendze@unc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.Ed. University of Augsburg (Germany), 2015
Exchange Graduate Student, Emory University, 2015-16
M.A. University of Augsburg (Germany), 2017

Research Interests

My research interests include modern Jewish history, the cultural and social history of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe, and the Jewish immigrant experience in the United States. I am particularly interested in questions of belonging and place in the modern era, memory, and transnationalism. My dissertation will explore the life and migration experience of Jews from the Habsburg province of Galicia from the late 19th century until the outbreak of the Second World War.

Some Notable Publications

Recent Public Engagements

  • “The Galitzianer: Negotiating Identity between Habsburg Galicia and the American Jewish Experience,” Joint Workshop of New York University and University of Potsdam “Maintaining Connections: Entanglements of American and European Jewries in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” NYU Berlin, Germany (invited, May 2019)
  • “Galizien zwischen Verlust und Erfindung: Amerikanisch-jüdischer Tourismus und Erinnerungskultur in der Zwischenkriegszeit,” [Galicia Between Loss and Invention: American-Jewish Tourism and Memory in the Interwar Period] Conference “Regionsmacher in (Ost-) Mitteleuropa,” German Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland (May 2019)
  • “Galician Jews Back Home: Regional Identity in Interwar Poland,” 57th Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, University of South Alabama, Mobile (March 2019)

Courses Offered

  • HIST 220: The Olympic Games: A Global History (TA)
  • HIST 262: The History of the Holocaust: The Destruction of the European Jews (TA)