Julia Riegel

Julia Riegel

Term:
Academic Year
2022-2023

Contact:
victor.tiribas@sns.it

Julia Riegel

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Hollins University


Julia Riegel received their PhD in Modern European History at Indiana University Bloomington in 2021. They are currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern European History at Hollins University. Their research interests include modern Polish-Jewish cultural history, the Holocaust, and music during war and genocide. As a Starr Fellow, they will work on their first monograph, In the Season of Hunger and Plague: Musical Life in the Warsaw Ghetto. This project uses sources written and preserved by ghetto residents to reconstruct how music performance represented, reproduced, and contributed to the ghetto’s complex and contentious social and cultural dynamics. Their publications include an article on the musician, ethnographer, and journalist Menachem Kipnis in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry and articles for volumes III and VI of the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945.