Prof. Dr. Manuela Consonni

Manuela Consonni is Pela and Adam Starkopf Chair in Holocaust Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is also Director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism and the director of the Italian Studies Program at the  Department of Romance and Latin American Studies.

Manuela Consonni is the author of ‚Resistenza o Shoah, the Memory of the Deportation and Extermination in Italy between 1945-1985‘ (Magnes University Press 2010) and ‚L’eclisse dell’antifascismo. Resistenza, questione ebraica e cultura politica in Italia 1943-1989‘ (Laterza 2015), for which she got the Polonsky Prize in 2016. The forthcoming English edition will be published by Indiana University Press. Her field of research includes Modern European History, Modern Jewish History, Shoah literature and Holocaust studies, Modern and Contemporary Italian History, Italian Jewish History. She is member of the Editorial Board of the journasl “Italia – On the History and the Literature of Italian Jewry” and `Rassegna Mensile di Israel‘.

Manuela Consonni was awarded several prizes, among them: Ben Zion Dinur Prize for Research in Jewish History for Academic Excellence; The Post-Doctoral Corinaldi Prize for Italian Jewry, Ephraim E. Urbach International Prize for Academic Excellence, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, The Warburg Post-Doctoral Fellowship and The Viterbi Visiting Scholar Professorship at the Center for Mediterranean Jewish Studies, at UCLA.

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