CONTRIBUTOR

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Western Washington University

Sarah Zarrow is on the editorial board of In geveb. She is Professor of Jewish History at Western Washington University, where she teaches courses in Jewish history and the Holocaust. Currently, she is writing a book on the social role of ethnography for Jews in interwar Poland, and developing a project on Polish Jewish refugees in Romania. She holds a doctorate from New York University, from the joint program of the Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and the History Department. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at New Europe College (Bucharest, Romania). She has held fellowships from the Center for Jewish History, YIVO, the Remarque Institute, and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. She has also consulted on various museum and curricular projects. Sarah holds an MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary and an AB from Vassar College. www.sarahellenzarrow.com.

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