Ula Madej-Krupitski

Assistant Professor in Modern Jewish History 

Areas of Interest:

Modern Jewish and European history, Eastern Europe, popular and material culture, youth movements, nationalism.

Education:

Ph. D. Candidate in History, University of California, Berkeley
M. A., University of California, Berkeley, 2016
M. A., Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 2010
B. A., Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 2007

Selected Awards & Fellowships:

  • 2018 - 2019 - John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship in International and Comparative Studies awarded by Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
  • 2017 - 2018 - Fellowship in Polish Jewish Studies: The Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Memorial Fellowship and the Samuel and Flora Research Fellowship awarded by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York
  • 2017 - Research Fellowship, German Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2017 - Research Fellowship for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Candidates, awarded by GEOP POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
  • 2015 - 2016 - Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS, Academic Year) to study Yiddish at University of California, Berkeley
  • 2015 - YIVO Institute for Jewish Research award to study Yiddish at the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture of Bard College and YIVO Institute, New York
  • 2014 - Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for intensive study of Hebrew at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2013 - 2014 Entering Graduate Student Merit Fellowship awarded by the Institute of European Studies (IES) at UC Berkeley

Publications:

Review of Kamil Kijek Dzieci modernizmu. Świadomość, kultura i socjalizacja polityczna młodzieży żydowskiej w II Rzeczypospolitej. (Children of Modernism. Political Consciousness, Culture and Socialization of Jewish Youth in the Second Polish Republic. In East European Jewish Affairs, Volume 48, Issue: 03, pages 437 – 440 (reviewed, forthcoming in English, 2019)

#PolishRighteous. Presentism, Populism and the Holocaust Memory (published online via ISEEES Berkeley, September 2018)

Selected Talks & Invited Presentations:

  • Association for Jewish Studies, Annual Conference (Boston, December 2018)
  • Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Annual Conference (Boston, December 2018)
  • Bar Ilan University & The Historical Society of Israel, The Sixth Bi-Annual Israel-Poland Workshop for Early Career Scholars of the History and Culture of Polish Jews (Zichron Yaakov, June 2018)
  • Haifa University, International Conference: Living Together, Living Apart in Germany, Europe, and Israel. Parallel Societies in Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Identitarian Societies (Haifa, May 2018)
  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (New York, November 2017)
  • Columbia University, Working Group on International History (New York, November 2017)
  • German Historical Institute (Warsaw, June 2017)
  • POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Warsaw, January 2017)
  • LMU Munich and UC Berkeley, PhD Workshop: Jews, Germans, and other Europeans: Modern Encounters (Berkeley, December 2016)
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Dissertation & Thesis Development Workshop: The Holocaust in the Soviet Union (Washington DC, June 2015)
  • UC Berkeley, Center for Jewish Studies (Berkeley, May 2014)

Current Research:

Dissertation in progress: Mapping Jewish Poland: Leisure Travel and Identity in the Interwar Period.