Nathalie Debrauwere-Miller is Associate Professor of French & Francophone Studies, Jewish Studies, and Feminist Theory at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Envisager Dieu avec Edmond Jabès (Editions du Cerf, 2007) and the editor of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Francophone World (Routledge, 2010). She has published numerous articles in the United States, Canada, and Europe in journals such as French Historical Studies, MLN, Literature & Theology, French Forum, Romanic Review, Contemporary French Civilization, French and Francophone Studies/Sites, and South Central Review. She is currently working on representations of terrorism and the cult of martyrdom in Francophone literature (Arab-Muslim and Jewish writers); and completing a manuscript on victimhood and conflicts among minorities in contemporary France.
Jonathan Dekel-Chen is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the 2015–16 academic year he was an Israel Institute Visiting Professor in the Department of History and the Institute for Israel & Jewish Studies at Columbia University. His publications include Farming the Red Land: Jewish Agricultural Colonization and Local Power in Soviet Russia, 1924–1941 (Yale University Press, 2005). He co-edited, with David Gaunt, Natan Meir, and Israel Bartal, Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History (Indiana University Press, 2010) and, with Eugene Avrutin and Robert Weinberg, Ritual Murder Accusations in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Beyond: New Histories (forthcoming, Indiana University Press, 2017). His current research and publications deal with Jewish transnational advocacy and philanthropy. In 2014 he co-founded Bikurim Youth Village for the Performing Arts in Eshkol, which provides world-class professional training for underserved high school students from throughout Israel.
Natasha Goldman is a Research Associate and Adjunct Lecturer in the Art History Department at Bowdoin College. Her research and teaching concentrate on modern and contemporary art, and critical theory and public art, specifically examining post-Holocaust aesthetics and Holocaust memorials. Her manuscript, “From Grassroots Organizing to National Debate: Holocaust Memorials in Germany and the United States,” is under contract with Temple University Press. She contributed “Marking Absence: Remembrance and Hamburg’s Holocaust Memorials” to Beyond Berlin: German Cities Confront the Past (University of Michigan Press, 2009), an interdisciplinary anthology edited by Paul Jaskot and Gavriel Rosenfeld. She has presented her research at the College Art Association, the Association of Jewish Studies, the American Anthropological Association, the German Studies Association and numerous other venues. [End Page 1]