Exploring intersections of Holocaust Studies & African American Studies




CEREV director Erica Lehrer will serve on a consultant panel co-organized by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Harvard University. The panel will convene on February 21-22 at the museum in Washington, D.C.
Lehrer will serve as an expert on public history and memorialization.

The group, comprised of professors and university administrators, will discuss ways the disciplines of Holocaust studies and African American studies can collaborate. The museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies assists research institutions and universities dedicated to examining Holocaust studies in connection with other disciplines. Lehrer has participated in the Center’s activities in the past, including organizing a two-week summer seminar with international colleagues in 2010. The present panel will be chaired by Evelynn M. Hammonds, dean of Harvard College and professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, and Paul Shapiro, the Center’s director.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence