Natasha Goldman, PhD

I am a research associate in the Art History Department at Bowdoin College, where I taught courses in modern and contemporary art from 2010 – 2019. My interest in Holocaust memorials prompted me to develop courses on related themes, such as Art and the Public Sphere, Art and the Environment, and Visual Culture and the Holocaust.

Researching, writing, and teaching about Holocaust memorials allows me to explore the intersections between history, collective and individual memory, and art since 1945–a rich and exciting set of topics that I have found generates interest among academic audiences, school teachers, and the general public.

I have taught at the University of Texas at El Paso, Syracuse University, Colgate University, and Bowdoin College. In 2018, I and my colleague, historian Page Herrlinger, were awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities award for “Teaching the Holocaust through Visual Culture,” a summer seminar geared to middle- and high school teachers, an experience I treasure. I learned so much from my co-director and from our participants. We hope to offer the seminar again summer 2021.

In addition to the NEH, I am grateful for the generous funding that helped make this book possible. The Fulbright-Hays Program, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), a research fellowship from the German government (DfG/GRAKO), the Silberman Seminar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Bowdoin College all contributed to my research and/or teaching.

You can learn more about my academic work at:

In addition to my academic work, I am also an independent consultant for higher education, helping colleges, universities, and other non-profits win grants to support their programming. For more information visit WISSEN.

I love to garden, travel, and cook. I live in Brookline, MA with my interfaith and intercultural family.

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