Susannah Simons

Susannah Simons

Susannah Simons grew up in the seaside town of Bournemouth in the UK. She went on to study History and Sociology at the University of Manchester. Susannah has worked in the charity sector for 18 years in a range of roles and has gained significant experience in the areas of administration, communications, events and fundraising. […]

Prof. Joanna Beata Michlic

Prof. Joanna Beata Michlic is a social and cultural historian, and founder and first Director of HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University. Currently she is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Centre for the Study of Collective Violence, the Holocaust and Genocide, UCL Institute for Advances […]

Rachel Lichtenstein

Dr Rachel Lichtenstein is a British artist, writer and curator who is internationally known for her books, multi-media projects and artworks that examine place, memory and Jewish identity. She currently combines writing and research with a post as Associate Professor in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K., where she also co-directs the Centre […]

Paul Darby

Dr Paul Darby is leading on research into securing the future of historic Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe through sustainable tourism.  His research interests include the materiality of the Jewish presence in Europe, contemporary archaeology and its contribution to social justice, the formation and the narratives and practices surrounding heritage creation and sustaining and photography’s […]

Kateryna Malakhova

Katya holds a PhD in philosophy from the Kyiv Mohyla Academy. She was previously a member of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine. A specialist in 18th-century Jewish history, hasidism, and Haskalah, she is the lead historian at ESJF

Olena Kolb

Olena Kolb is a journalist, tour guide and researcher of Jewish history in Eastern Europe and the co-author of the manuals for tour guides with a special focus on the Jewish life on the frontier before World War II. She is a member and organizer of more than 100 expeditions to study Jewish cemeteries. She […]

Agnes Kende

Agnes is from Budapest, Hungary and joined the ESJF team as the new Legal Research Officer and she will contribute to address the diverse legal statuses of Jewish cemeteries. Agnes has been teaching European Jewish history, memory politics to University and IB students and finishing her doctoral degree at Central European University, that focuses on […]

Nata Yeromenko

Nata has joined the ESJF team to contribute to the communications as well as local community and stakeholders outreach. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations Nata was trained as a journalist at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv and wrote for various Ukrainian and European media covering culture and society. After her graduation, she […]

Sophie Pownall

Sophie Pownall handles internal and external communications, manages the ESJF’s social media accounts, and acts as a liaison to the press. She recently completed her Master’s degree in Contemporary European studies at the University of Bath. Her academic interests include feminism, democracy, social movements, memory politics and culture and EU foreign policy. She earned her […]

Klara Vlahčević Lisinski

Klara is originally from Croatia, and she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Multimedia in Zagreb and Paris. Her master’s, EU and International Relations, Klara did at CIFE – Centre International de Formation Européenne, in Nice, Berlin and Rome, and she is currently doing her second master’s on Conflict, Peace and Security. She was […]