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Professor Magilow received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in German from Princeton University. Before coming to UT, he was the 2005-2006 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Magilow's research interests include Holocaust Studies, Weimar Germany, and the History of Photography. He is the author, editor, and translator of four books: Holocaust Representations in History: An Introduction (co-authored with Lisa Silverman, Bloomsbury, 2015) The Photography of Crisis: The Photo Essays of Weimar Germany (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012), Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Culture and Cinema (co-edited with Elizabeth Bridges and Kristin T. Vander Lugt, Continuum Books, 2011) and In Her Father's Eyes: A Childhood Extinguished by the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2008). He has also published several articles about atrocity photography, Holocaust memorials, exile literature, and German film. He serves as Managing Editor of the Journal of Jewish Identities.
Dr. Magilow has received several awards and grants for his work, notably a DAAD Research Grant in 1999-2000, a teaching award from the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, multiple grants from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a "Best Article of the Year" Award from the American Association of Teachers of German, and in 2009, The University of Tennessee Chancellor's Award for Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement.
- Ph.D., Princeton University