- Research topic:
- Collecting Themselves: Jewish Collection and Display in Interwar Poland
- January-February 2017
Sarah Zarrow is a Research Fellow at New Europe College Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania. She was previously Visiting Scholar at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at New York University. Sarah holds a doctorate from the joint program of the Skirball Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies and the History Department at New York University. She concentrates on Modern European history, with a particular focus on Jews in Eastern and Central Europe, and on the transition from empire to nation-state following World War One. Sarah’s current research examines the social role of ethnographic documentation and museums for Jews in interwar Poland (1918-1939).
At the Center for Urban History, Sarah Zarrow was expanding her dissertation project to include analysis of female Jewish ethnographers, most of whom had origins in Lviv and the region. She was examining the particularities of women's ethnographic practice, and ethnographers' involvement in Jewish trade schools in interwar Lwow.