History Department Postdoctoral Fellows Colloquium

Monica Patterson, Joseph Rosen, Anna Sheftel, and Stacey Zembrzycki, four CEREV-affiliated postdocs present talks about their current projects.

September 17, 2010, 12:30-2:00

This year, to kick-off our speakers and colloquia series, we’ll hold a roundtable to introduce the new postdoctoral fellows to the department. We are very fortunate to have six  scholars with us, and they are sure to be a great addition to the research life of the department this year.

The post-doctoral fellows with us this year are:

Jose Abraham, who joins us after finishing a PhD in Islamic Studies at McGill and teaching for two years at United Theological College in India.
He will be working as a postdoc on Prof. Jacob’s new SSHRC-funded project, while his own work focuses on Islamic cultural figures in nineteenth and twentieth century Kerala.

Hourig Attarian obtained a PhD in 2009 from the Faculty of Education at McGill University, and is working on a project entitled “On being Melez: Unraveling silences and secrets in intergenerational life stories of ‘hidden Armenian’ women”, under the direction of Steve High.

Monica Patterson is in the second year of her postdoc under the supervision of Erica Lehrer, and  her project is entitled “Constructions of Childhood in Apartheid’s Last Decades”. She joined the department last year having completed a Ph.D. in Anthropology and History and a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan.

Joseph Rosen is hopping over to this campus after a teaching stint in the Communications department, following a PhD in “Social & Political Thought” from York University in Toronto. He works on cultural memory of the Holocaust with Erica Lehrer.

Anna Sheftel is returning to the department with a new hat on, having just finished her Phd at Oxford. She is now FQRSC post-doctoral fellow, working on a project  entitled: “Negotiating Family Narrative of Atrocity and Genocide,” with Steve High.

Stacey Zembrzycki is also returning to the department as a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow on the CURA project. Stacey previously held a teaching position in Canadian history with us after finishing her PhD at the Carleton University in 2007. Her project is entitled “Making Montreal Home: Reconstructing the Communities of Postwar Eastern European Immigrant Families”, under Steve High’s supervision.

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