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As a faculty research associate for the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Professor in the English Department, I joined the faculty of Salem State in the fall of 2008. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton https://www.binghamton.edu/comparative-literature/index.html, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach http://www.csulb.edu/college-of-the-arts. I have also studied the practice of photography, which I apply in my on-going research projects.
My current book project, The Forensics of Memorialization, is about the "forensic imagination," and how traumatic material culture is used to create visual narratives that shape memory politics in post-conflict former Yugoslavia.
I am also engaged in several other projects including a photo/text study about forensics, material culture and politics at the U.S./Mexico border (and other borders in the region) as part of a the newly formed Network for Aesthetic Ecologies, and a multimedia project called Zones of Evidence with artist Vladimir Miladinovic about evidence and its absence at mass grave sites created during the 1990s wars in former Yugoslavia. I recently completed an essay on aesthetic representations of contested borders in the Caucasus region through the lens of indigenous Georgian artists that will be published in April 2019.
With Paul Lowe (University of the Arts, London), Admir Jugo (Durham University) and Mehnaz Afridi (Manhattan College), I co-organize the annual conference,Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina https://whyremember2018.wordpress.com/. With Liliana Gomez-Popescu (University of Zurich) I recently co-organized the workshop called "Remains, Ruins, Landscapes" http://dissonantnarratives.ch/event/autumn-workshop-remains-ruins-landscapes/. Dr. Gomez-Popescu and I are the team leaders of the Network for Aesthetic Ecologies based in Zurich and Beirut.
In fall of 2019 I will be in Warsaw, Poland as a Senior Research Fellow at the Jewish Historical Institute to carry out a curatorial project about the Warsaw Ghetto using photographs, documents, and material objects from their archive.
Please see my personal website for further information about my activities. http://www.stephenieayoung.com.
Comparative 20th/21st c. Literatures
Visual Culture/Aesthetics (Yugoslavia, the Caucasus, Latin America)
Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture
Experimental Testimony (conflict/post-conflict narratives)
The Forensic Imagination
Faculty Research Associate, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Chair, Academic Council, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
University Research Activities Committee
"Boundary-Aesthetics: Obscured Scenographies of Violence at the U.S./Mexican Border." To be published as part of a study at the University of Zurich. In progress.
"Object Lessons: Disturbed Soil and the the New Landscape of Aesthetic Ecologies." To be published in the volume entitled: Material Culture of Difficult Histories. Eds. Robert M. Ehrenreich, Jane Klinger, Gabriel Pizzorno, and Caroline Sturdy Colls. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In progress.
"Rendered Absence: An Afterlife through Art for Batajnica's 'Free Objects'. Special issue of The Journal of Material Culture. Eds. Zuzanna Dziuban and Ewa Staczyk. Forthcoming summer 2020.
“Bodies of Evidence: Memory, Forensics, and ‘Documentary’ Literature about former Yugoslavia.” After Memory: Rethinking Representations of World War II in Contemporary Eastern European Literatures. Eds. Matthias Schwartz, Nina Weller, and Heike Winkel. Media and Cultural Memory Series. De Gruyter Publishers. Forthcoming summer 2019.
"In Stalin’s Cave: Art as Testimony to the Disputed Borders of Contemporary Georgia." In Getuigen tussen geschiedenis en herinnering – (Testimony between history and memory). International peer-reviewed journal of the Auschwitz Foundation, Brussels. Forthcoming April 2019.
"Geographies of Loss: Testimony, Art and the Afterlife of Batajnica's Disappeared Objects." In Getuigen tussen geschiedenis en herinnering – nr. 126 (Testimony between history and memory), number 126. International peer-reviewed journal of the Auschwitz Foundation, Brussels. April 2018.
"A 'Living Memorial': Forensic Imaginings from the Inside of a Bosnian Mortuary Fridge." Cahiers SIRICE (online journal of the SIRICE laboratory--a common research team of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris 4 Sorbonne and the CNRS - www.sirice.fr). November 2017.
"The Forensic Imagination: Evidence, Art and the Post-Yugoslav Document." In Mapping the “Forensic Turn”: Engagements with Materialities of Mass Death in Holocaust Studies and Beyond. Vienna: New Academic Press. October 2017.
Review: Alejandro Baer and Natan Sznaider, Memory and Forgetting in the Post-Holocaust Era: The Ethics of Never Again. In Getuigen tussen geschiedenis en herinnering – nr. 125 (Testimony between history and memory, number 125. International peer-reviewed journal of the Auschwitz Foundation, Brussels). October 2017.
"Performative Memory-Making and the Future of the Kestenberg Archive" in Understanding the Kestenberg Child Survivor Testimony Collection: Historical, Linguistic and Psychological Approaches. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press. March 2017. http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/FogelmanChildren
Review: Margarita Saona's Memory Matters in Transitional Peru in Dissidences: Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism. Vol. 6: Iss. 11, Article 8. October 2016. https://digitalcommons.bowdoin.edu/dissidences/vol6/iss11/19/
Review: Roberto Bolaño’s A Little Lumpen Novelita in Asymptote http://www.asymptotejournal.com/article.php?cat=Criticism&id=83&curr_index=0 January 2015.
Invited Seminar Speaker, "Boundary-Aesthetics: Obscured Scenographies of Violence." Remains, Ruins, Landscapes http://dissonantnarratives.ch/event/autumn-workshop-remains-ruins-landscapes/. University of Zurich. October 2018.
Invited Symposium Speaker and Workshop Participant, "Material Culture and the Holocaust." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C. October 2018. https://www.ushmm.org/online-calendar/event/MCHMATCULTHOL1018
Invited Guest Speaker, "The Forensic Turn: Art and Aesthetics in Post-Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina." KUMA International Summer School on Contemporary Art from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. June 2018. http://kumainternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/kuma-summer-school-program-2.pdf
Invited Speaker, "Border Trash: Displaced Objects from the Open Graves of Latin America." The Forensic Imagination Symposium at University of the Arts, London. March 2017. http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2017/3/15/The-Forensic-Imagination-symposium/
Presenter, "From Object to Artifact: Forensics, Memorialization and the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center." At POLIN's conference, Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History. Warsaw, Poland. March 2017.
Keynote Speaker, "Curating Forensics: Displaced Objects from the Holocaust and Latin America." Landscapes of Displacement: Borderlands in Comparative Perspective. San Diego Mesa College. Co-sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. September 2016.