Project Team

IMG_20170615_164805Hannah Holtschneider (Principal Investigator) is Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is the author of The Holocaust and Representations of Jews: History and Identity in the Museum (Routledge 2011) and German Protestants Remember the Holocaust: Theology and the Construction of Collective Memory (2000), as well as numerous articles on Jewish/non-Jewish relations.


Mia SpiroMia Spiro (Co-Investigator) is Lecturer in Jewish Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) at the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow. She is the author of Anti-Nazi Modernism: The Challenges of Resistance in 1930s Fiction (Northwestern University Press, 2013) and has published work on Virginia Woolf, Jewish representation in the interwar period, and on the Jewish Golem myth in modern and contemporary film and literature. Her forthcoming monograph, Modern Monsters: Golems, Vampires, and the Ghosts of War, examines how elements of the supernatural have been used by modern Jewish writers and artists to grapple with oppression, migration, and antisemitism in the first half of the twentieth-century.

Phil photoPhil Alexander (Post-doctoral Research Associate) His recent PhD explores the relationships between performance space, cultural identity and musical meaning amongst klezmer practitioners in contemporary Berlin. Until April 2017 he is visiting lecturer in Klezmer and Yiddish Song at Cambridge University. Phil is also a busy figure on the Scottish music scene, leading the band Moishe’s Bagel and performing regularly with folk and jazz musicians across the UK.

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