Nadia Zysman

Nadia Zysman
Image Credit: Nadia Zysman

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

Field of Activity

Project: "Otherness and Belonging: The Experience of German-speaking Jews in the Urban Landscape of São Paulo, Buenos Aires and New York City (1880-1950)"

Address Boltzmannstr. 4
14195 Berlin
Email nadia.zysman@fu-berlin.de

Office hours

Tuesday: 1pm - 3pm

Education

2007 - 2012

PhD (History and Cultural Studies), Institute for Latin American Studies & Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
Title of Dissertation: 'From ‘Marxist subversion’ to ‘State terrorism’: representations of the last military dictatorship in Argentine schools (1983 – 2008)'

2005 - 2006

Studies in Modern and Contemporary History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1999 - 2005

Degree in Political Science, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Academic appointments

since 04/2014

Research associate and lecturer IRTG 'Between Spaces', Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

07/2014 - 09/2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship ERC: 'Narrative des Terrors und Verschwindens. Fantastische Dimensionen kollektiver Erinnerungen an die letzte Diktatur in Argentinien (1976-1983)', Universität Konstanz

12/2013 - 04/2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship IRTG 'Between Spaces', Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

10/2012 - 12/2013

Research associate and lecturer, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

05/2012 - 12/2012

Research associate and lecturer, Center for Area Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

10.2007 - 12/2011

Doctoral Fellowship Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

08/2005 - 08/2006

Research Assistant 'The meaning of the ‘Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe’ in Berlin’s Schools', Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Remembrance, Responsibility and Future Foundation & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

08/2002 - 07/2005

Student Assistant, Translation project 'Martin Heidegger and Paul Celan' (Visiting Scholar DAAD PD. Dr. Ralph Buchenhorst), Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Teaching Activty

2013

MA Seminar: 'Migratory movements to and from Latin America, 19th century and 20th century', Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2012 - 2013

MA Seminar, 'Migration and Exile: Jewish Diaspora in Latin America in the 20th century' (with Nina Elsemann), Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

BA Seminar, 'Working with Sources for the Introduction to Latin American history and society', Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2009 - 2010

BA Seminar, 'State Terrorism in Latin America (1973-1990): history and theory' (with Ximena Alvarez), Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2003 - 2005

BA Seminar, 'Introduction: theories about State and Society', Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires

2002 - 2003

BA Seminar, 'History of society and economy', Faculty of Economy, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Organization of workshops

2012

Workshop 'Jewish Diaspora in Latin America', Tel Aviv University & Center for Area Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (29/09/2012)

2010

Workshop 'Cultures of Memory in Latin America', 5. Treffen deutschsprachiger Südamerika- und KaribikforscherInnen, Philipps-Universität Marburg (29/09/2010 - 02/10/2010)

Expert networking

  • Instituto Desarrollo Económico y Social (IDES), Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Prof. Mariano Plotkin

  • Tel Aviv University
    Prof. Raanan Rein

Otherness and Belonging: The Experience of German-speaking Jews in the Urban Landscape of São Paulo, Buenos Aires and New York City (1880-1950)

 


Tutor: Prof. Stefan Rinke (FU Berlin)


 

The purpose of my research project is an analysis of the formation of collective identities of German-speaking Jews in São Paulo, Buenos Aires and New York City from the 1880's to the 1950's. The comparison between the three cities, whereby the transformation of urban space is considered alongside immigration, is geared towards singling out the local peculiarities that conditioned collective identity constructions among German-speaking Jews. Its main objective is to challenge the assumption about the stability and definability of migratory groups by showing, through the example of the migration of German-speaking Jews, the process-related nature of identity constructions in an interactive dialogue between local and global phenomena. Therefore, my project aims at contributing to the existing migration historiography by rethinking migratory processes in more process-related terms.

Monography

  • (2014): "De la ‘Subversión marxista’ al ‘terrorismo de Estado’: representaciones de la última dictadura militar en las narrativas históricas de la escuela media argentina (1983 – 2008)", Eduvim: Córdoba.

Articles in journals

  • (forthcoming 2014), "La militarización del ámbito educativo: la última dictadura militar argentina y su vínculo con la Historia escolar (1976-1983)", in: Latin American Research Review.

Articles in anthologies

  • (forthcoming 2014), "El legado histórico de la desaparición forzada: representaciones de la CONADEP en la escuela media argentina (1983-2008)", in: Rinke Stefan and Contreras Monika (Hrsg.), Provisional untitled Hans-Dieter Heinz: Stuttgart.
  • (forthcoming 2014), "Expertos en Derechos Humanos en la escuela: moralizando la historia argentina reciente", in: Rinke Stefan and Gonzales Delia (Hrsg.), Provissional: Expert Cultures, Hans-Dieter Heinz: Stuttgart.
  • (2011), "Von der ‘marxistischen Subversion’ zum ‘Staatsterrorismus’: Repräsentationen der letzen Militärdiktatur Argentiniens in argentinischen Schulbüchern (1983-2008)", in: Rinke Stefan (Hrsg.), Erinnerung schreibt Geschichte: Lateinamerika und Europa im Kontext transnationales Verflechtungen, Hans-Dieter Heinz: Stuttgart, S. 167-194.
  • (2006), "Die Bedeutung des Denkmals für die ermordeten Juden Europas im Geschichtsunterricht", in: Jahrbuch 2005/2006, Stiftung Verantwortung und Zukunft: Berlin, S. 50-64.