Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies

Susanne Knittel

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

Susanne C. Knittel is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature. In her research, she explores questions of memory, commemoration, and cultural amnesia; the figure of the perpetrator and the politics of memory; questions of guilt and complicity; and the relationship between memory studies, disability studies, and posthumanism. 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). She is the founder of the Perpetrator Studies Network and editor-in-chief of JPR: The Journal of Perpetrator Research.