Ula Madej-Krupitski

Ula Madej-KrupitskiDirector of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor in Modern Jewish History, Course Advisor

Areas of Interest:

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


Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley, 2020
M. A., University of California, Berkeley, 2016
M. A., Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 2010
B. A., Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 2007

Selected Awards & Fellowships:

  • 2019 – GEOP POLIN in Warsaw Poland, to organize an international workshop titled Between and Beyond the World Wars.
  • 2019 – McGill University, Start-Up Fund
  • 2019 - Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley
  • 2018 - AJS Annual Conference, Koret Foundation Travel Grant
  • 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


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 (published online in English, May 23, 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 (San Diego, December 2019)
  • 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)
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