Through the generous support of Jeanette Garretty Reinhard and Eli Reinhard, the Martin-Springer Institute has been able to offer year-long Post-Doctoral Fellowships. Each fellow brings a strong research portfolio and an international perspective to the work of the institute and to students at NAU.
2021 (Jan-Dec): John Barruzza. His dissertation on “The Good Italian, the Bad German, and the Survivor: Narratives and Counter-Narratives of the Shoah in Italy” explores the history and memory of the Holocaust in Italy by examining the experiences and testimonies of survivors. As a historian of modern Europe, he earned his PhD from Syracuse University in 2020.
2021-2022: Asya Darbinyan. She completed her dissertation in history at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University on the Russian Empire’s response to the refugee crisis during the Armenian genocide. She had previously worked as deputy director at the Armenian Genocide Museum in Yerevan, and also conducted comparative genocide research in Paris, France.