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Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies

Susanne Knittel

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Languages, Literature and Communication, Utrecht University

Susanne C. Knittel holds a PhD in Italian and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, New York, and has been Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University since 2011. She is the author of The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory (Fordham UP, 2015; German translation Unheimliche Geschichte: Grafeneck, Triest, und die Politik der Holocaust-Erinnerung, Transcript 2018) and the editor, with Kári Driscoll, of “Memory after Humanism,” a special issue of Parallax (2017). Her current research focuses on the figure of the perpetrator in contemporary memory culture. She is the founder of the Perpetrator Studies Network and editor-in-chief of JPR: The Journal of Perpetrator Research.

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