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Miriam Chorley-Schulz

Assistant Professor and Mokin Fellow of Holocaust Studies
German & Scandinavian, Judaic Studies Program
Office: 419 Friendly Hall
Office Hours: Mo, 1–2pm or by appointment
Research Interests: Jewish Studies, Yiddish Studies, Holocaust Studies, Fascism Studies, Soviet Union, German Studies


Miriam Chorley-Schulz (neé Schulz) is Assistant Professor and the Mokin Fellow in Holocaust Studies at the University of Oregon and the co-founder of the EU-funded project "We Refugees. Digital Archive on Refugeedom, Past and Present" ( She holds a Ph.D. in Yiddish Studies from Columbia University and was the Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Jewish Studies and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto.

Miriam has received fellowships from several institutions, including the Association for Jewish Studies, the Center for Jewish History, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, the Harriman Institute, Yad Vashem’s Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, amongst others.

She is the author of "Der Beginn des Untergangs: Die Zerstörung der jüdischen Gemeinden in Polen und das Vermächtnis des Wilnaer Komitees" (Berlin: Metropol, 2016) which was awarded the “Hosenfeld/Szpilman Memorial Award.”


M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Columbia University

M.A. Freie Universität Berlin

B.A. Freie Universität Berlin

Research Interests

Jewish/Yiddish Studies

Holocaust Studies

Fascism Studies

Soviet Studies


Critical Theory



GER 607 "Good Memory? German Memory Cultures after the Holocaust"

GER 222 "Voices of Dissent: Representation of the Holocaust"

GSL 410/510 "The Holocaust and Film"

JDST 354 "Global Yiddish Cultures" (History of Jewish Thought)

GER 625 "Kvetching in Translation: The Case of Yiddish in the US"