James Young

James E. Young is Distinguished University Professor of English and Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is also Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. He is the author of At Memory's Edge (Yale UP), The Texture of Memory (Yale UP), Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust (Indiana UP), and The Stages of Memory (forthcoming). His 250 articles, reviews, and Op-Ed pieces have appeared in dozens of scholarly journals and international newspapers, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 1997, he was appointed by the Berlin Senate to the jury that chose Peter Eisenman's design for Germany's national "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe," dedicated in 2005; and in 2003, he was appointed by the LMDC to the jury that chose Michael Arad's design for the National 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero in lower-Manhattan, dedicated in 2011. At present, Young is an advisor to the Norwegian government on its National July 22nd Memorial process.


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