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Simone Gigliotti is Reader in Holocaust Studies in the Department of History. At Royal Holloway, she is affiliated with the Holocaust Research Institute (as Deputy Director), the Centre for the GeoHumanities, the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric, and the Conflict and Violence Terrorism Research Centre. She is also Director of Postgraduate Taught Education in the School of Humanities. 

Her research of late addresses the Holocaust's European and global transport histories (trains, ships, and foot movements) from organisational, maritime, environmental and multi-witness perspectives. 

Current projects include finalising a digital-first, open access monograph about Jewish refugees and displaced persons from Nazi-era to post-war Europe, Restless Archive: The Holocaust and the Cinema of the Displaced for Indiana University Press (Fall 2023). She recently completed two co-edited projects: The Wiley Companion to the Holocaust (2020) and The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age (Lessons and Legacies, Volume XIV) (2021). 

Forthcoming publications include a study of networks of humanitarian relief provision for Jewish refugees in the Philippines during the 1930s and 1940s, and a special issue of the Journal of Transport History on the theme of "conflict transport". 

You can learn more about Simone's research on a StoryMap.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Fellow, Royal Geographical Society-IBG

1 Dec 2019 → …

Associate, Contemporary Histories Research Group, Deakin University, Melbourne

1 May 2019 → …

Research Affiliate, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research

1 May 2015 → …


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