Katherine Lebow

Research Fellow, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute

Strategic Research Advisor

University of Newcastle, Visiting Position, 2013-14

Katherine Lebow is a Research Fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute and a Strategic Research Advisor at the University of Newcastle. She recieved her PhD in History from Columbia University in 2002 and her BA in History from Yale University in 1991, summa cum laude. Prior to her position at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, she was a lecturer in European history at the University of Newcastle from 2009-11 and an assistant professor at the University of Virginia in the Corcoran Department of History from 2003-08. Her recent publications include Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949-56 (Cornell University Press, 2013) and "The Conscience of the Skin: Interwar Polish Autobiography and Social Rights," Humanity 3:3 (2012), which won the 2013 Aquila Polonica Prize for best English-language article in Polish studies. Her current book project, The People Write! Polish Everyman Autobiography from the Great Depression to the Holocaust, addresses the Polish sociological tradition of "social memoir" and its transatlantic echoes before, during, and after World War II.