Dr. Rachel Perry

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Dr. Rachel Perry received her doctorate in Art History at Harvard University, specializing in art in France during the Occupation and Reconstruction. Her research straddles the fields of Art History, Visual Culture, and Holocaust Studies with a strong focus on visual ethics, atrocity photography, exhibition design, the relationship between aesthetics and politics, and questions of cultural diplomacy and nationalism. The recipient of a Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship at CASVA (the Center for Advanced Studies in Visual Culture at the National Gallery in Washington DC), her articles have appeared in many peer reviewed journals including October, History and Memory, Les Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne, Revue 20/21ème siècle, Holocaust Studies: a Journal of Culture and History, French Cultural Studies, RIHA and Art Bulletin. In 2018, she curated the exhibition“Arrivals, Departures: The Oscar Ghez Collection” at the Hecht Museum and authored the catalogue A Memorial to Jewish Artists, Victims of Nazism with graduate students in the department. Last year she was awarded an EHRI Fellowship at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris and a Senior Research Fellowship at the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research for a new research project on early postwar exhibitions related to the Shoah. Her most recent article, entitled “Nathalie Kraemer’s Rising Voice: Letting the Silence’s of History Speak” will appear in Ars Judaica in December 2019.

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University of Haifa
199 Aba Khoushy Ave.
Mount Carmel, Haifa
Israel 3498838
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