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Nick Underwood



Nick Underwood is a Visiting Fellow in the History of Migration at the German Historical Institute West and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Fellow at the Mémorial de la Shoah.

Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University, and has taught at Sonoma State University, Napa Valley College, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

He earned his PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder in modern European and Jewish history in 2016, and his first book manuscript is titled “Yiddish Paris: Staging Nation and Community in Interwar France.” He has begun work on a second book project titled “Plural Jewish Communities: Yiddish Culture, Jewish Migration, and the Making of Post-Holocaust France, 1944–1965.”

His articles have appeared in Jewish Social Studies, French Politics, Culture & Society, East European Jewish Affairs, Urban History, and Archives Juives. He also serves as managing editor for the journals American Jewish History and East European Jewish Affairs and is project manager for the digital humanities consortium the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project.