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Dana Mihailescu

2021-2022 Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor, Crown Family Center of Jewish and Israel Studies

Ph.D. University of Bucharest
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Dana Mihailescu is the 2021-2022 Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Crown Family Center of Jewish and Israel Studies, WCAS, Northwestern University. She is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Romania. She has examined how memory and the ethics of remembrance function for the immigrant generations of Eastern European Jews coming to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century, as reflected in narratives of authors born in the Pale of Settlement or Romania. She is also interested in how memory works for Holocaust child survivors and for the second and third (plus) generations, and how its complex paths influence fiction writing, visual narrative construction and history making. She is currently a member of the research grant Familiar Perpetrators: On the Intimacy of Evil in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture (2021-2023), funded by the National University Research Council of Romania.
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