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Victoria Martinez

PhD Student

As a doctoral student in history at the Department of Culture and Society, I research the lives of survivors of Nazi persecution who came to Sweden as refugees during and after the Second World War, with a focus on women and the role of gender.

Afterlives: Histories of Survivors of Nazi Persecution in Sweden

My doctoral dissertation, tentatively titled Afterlives: Histories of Survivors of Nazi Persecution in Sweden is an analysis of how survivors of Nazi persecution who came to Sweden as refugees were involved in various sociohistorical processes during the post-war period, with a focus on women and the role of gender 

The origins of my research go back to early 2017, not long after my family and I moved to Sweden, when I was working as an independent historical researcher and writer. Since then, I have researched and published articles on the experiences, lives and, in some cases, untimely deaths of survivors of Nazi persecution who came to Sweden as refugees. This work served as the foundation my work as a doctoral candidate at Linköping University, which began in the fall of 2019. 

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Government inquiry 

In the winter of 2019, I contributed to the Swedish government inquiry into a museum about the Holocaust in Sweden. I attended the national research seminar, but above all I was hired to write summaries of the panel discussions that took place at the international research conference organized by the inquiry. The summaries are now part of the published conference anthology, part of a Swedish Government Official Report (SOU 2020:21, Volume 2). 

National Network for Holocaust Studies

I am also an active member of the national network for Holocaust Studies that was formed in 2020, where I participate in discussions about the field's past, present, and future in Sweden and beyond.

Editorial assistant

I am the editorial assistant of Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, a peer-reviewed journal published by Linköping University Electronic Press (LiU E-Press). I also serve on the editorial board of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, a peer-reviewed journal published by SAGE journals. 

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