Director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University
Geographic Field(s): Modern European History: Central/Eastern Europe
Thematic Field(s): Gender and Sexuality History
Principal Research Interest(s): Holocaust History
Sarah Cushman, Director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, came to HEF with broad administrative experience and a background in Holocaust history and education. She looks forward to bringing her skills to bear on the operation of HEF of NU and the development of its programs. Cushman served as Head of Educational Programming at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University for three years immediately preceding her arrival at HEF. From 2007-2013, she was Director of Youth Education at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (New York). While there, she completed her doctoral dissertation, The Women of Birkenau (Clark University, 2010), a social history of the women’s camp in Auschwitz. She is currently revising the dissertation into a book. Her research and writing have been supported by fellowships from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Holocaust Educational Foundation, and Steven Spielberg.