Dr. Nina Valbousquet

Dr. Nina Valbousquet is a historian based in Rome and a scholar of both Catholic and Jewish history. She is the author of two monographs: Catholique et antisémite : Le réseau de Mgr Benigni (CNRS, 2020) and Les âmes tièdes. Le Vatican face à la Shoah (La Découverte, 2024). She is the editor of the special issue of the Revue d’Histoire de la Shoah on the Pius XII Archives and the Holocaust (2023) and the scientific curator of the exhibition on “The Churches and the Holocaust” at the Shoah Memorial in Paris (2022-2023).

She is co-organizer of the Ecole Française de Rome 5-year research program and seminar on the Pius XII archives (2022-2026). She has been a research fellow at the Ecole Française de Rome from 2019 to 2023 working on the Vatican archives.

For 2023-2024 she has been awarded two research fellowships for her current project “Jewish-Catholic Odysseys: “Non-Aryan” Refugees, the Holocaust, and Pius XII’s Vatican (1930s-1950s)”: Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Fellowship in European Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester, and Yad Vashem Fellowship in Holocaust Research in Jerusalem.

She lived in the United States between 2014 and 2019 and had been a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Jewish History, NYU, and Fordham University in New York City, and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. 

Her articles appear in English, French and Italian in Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine (2022), Diasporas (2022), American Jewish History (2021), Modern Italy (2018), Journal of Modern Italian Studies (2019), Archives Juives (2018), Passato e Presente (2017).

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