In a unique initiative, Chapman University will partner with Clark University in Worcester, Mass. to create a new graduate fellowship in Holocaust history, the two universities announced.
“This announcement brings to fruition what began as the shared dream of my colleague Deborah Dwork at Clark University and me,” said Dr. Harran of the Rodgers Center. “We envisioned a fellowship program that would benefit each of our institutions, introducing new perspectives and research to our Chapman undergraduate history program while offering an outstanding junior scholar from Clark the opportunity to gain teaching experience. I am proud that Chapman University and Clark University have forged this innovative and creative partnership.”
Dr. Dwork of Clark’s Strassler Center agreed: “The Chapman University Fellowship in Holocaust History is a cutting-edge academic initiative. I am as delighted as I am proud to join my colleague, Professor Marilyn Harran, and the whole Chapman community in this endeavor.”
The selected fellow’s responsibilities will include teaching one course in the area of Holocaust studies each semester, presenting one public lecture annually, mentoring and sharing their research with students minoring in Holocaust history and majoring in European history, as well as continuing research and potentially serving as a representative of the Rodgers Center at academic conferences and symposia.