Dr Simone Gigliotti

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Simone Gigliotti is Senior Lecturer in Holocaust Studies in the Department of History. At Royal Holloway, she is affiliated with the Holocaust Research Institute, the Centre for the GeoHumanities, and the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric. 

Her research focuses on the victim and survivor experience in oral, written, visual and geographical accounts, and exploring how these accounts often intersect with, and differ from, perpetrator, humanitarian and other witnessing perspectives. 

Her current projects include a monograph about Jewish refugees and displaced persons from Nazi-era to post-war Europe that brings together a disparate range of historical sources, geographic literature, and cinematic imagery, Enough of this Europe: the Holocaust, Home Seeking and the Cinema of the Displaced, and finalising two co-edited projects, The Wiley Companion to the Holocaust and The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age (Lessons and Legacies, Volume XIV).

She has developed working collaborations with external organisations focused on Holocaust research, teaching and informal (public) education in the UK including The Wiener Library, The Centre for Holocaust Education at UCL, UK Jewish Film, the Jewish Museum, and equivalent bodies in Israel and New Zealand. In the United States, she is affiliated with the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California's Visual History Foundation, and is on the Academic Council of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, which sponsors the biennial Lessons & Legacies conference, among other outreach and research initiatives. She is on the editorial boards of Journal of Holocaust Research (Taylor & Francis) and the international advisory board of the Journal of Genocide Research (Taylor & Francis). 

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