Elysa McConnell Complete CV



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PhD Candidate, History. University of Ottawa  (2015-2019)
MA, European, Russian and Eurasian Studies with a Collaborative in Jewish Studies. Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (2013-2015)
Certificate, Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies. Humboldt University of Berlin (2014)
Honours B.A., History and Philosophy [Double Major]. University of Toronto (2010-2013)
Foundation Year Programme. University of King’s College, Halifax (2009-2010)


Italian (Intermediate)
French (Intermediate)


Summer 2017: Graduate Fellow, Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program: A Bridge to History, Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Poland in partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, New York
2013-2015 – $2,500: Graduate Student Award, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto
Summer 2014 – $4,000: Travel Award, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. University of Toronto
2014 – $1,000: Shiff Graduate Student Enhancement Fund in Jewish Studies, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. University of Toronto
2013 – $1,000: Shiff Graduate Student Enhancement Fund in Jewish Studies. Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies University of Toronto


April 1st-2nd 2017 (University of Ottawa)

Conference Chair, History Graduate Student Association’s 13th Annual Pierre Savard Conference
Speaker for the panel: “States, Societies and Minorities in 20th Century Europe”

February 23-25, 2017 (York University)

New Frontiers Graduate History Conference                                                                                                            Speaker for the panel “Race and Racial Integration”                                                                                     Presentation entitled: “Fascist Approaches to Diversity: Assimilation and ‘Othering’ in the Italian     Borderlands, 1922-1943”


June 8th-10th 2017 (Ottawa)

Session Rapporteur, Realizing Rights 2017: Human Rights and Constitutionalism, Conference hosted by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa.

2017-2019 (Ottawa)

Student Member, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa

2015- 2017 (University of Ottawa)

Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Ottawa.
Courses: Human Rights and Human Wrongs (AHL1100 – Fall 2017), The Making of Canada (HIS1101X – Spring 2017); The 20th Century World after 1945 (HIS1111B – Fall 2016); Europe in the 19th Century (HIS2341 – Spring 2016), British India (HIS3180 – Winter 2016); The Holocaust (HIS3328 – Fall 2015)
Civil Law Department – Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. Course: History of Human Rights in the Age of the Declaration (HIS3397 – Winter 2017)

November 3rd-6th 2016 (Claremont, California)

Attendee of the Lessons and Legacies XIV Conference, “The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age,” Claremont McKenna University, Claremont, California

April 27th-28th 2015 (University of Toronto)

Conference Volunteer, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

November 2012-2014 (Toronto)

Attendee of Holocaust Education Week, Toronto, Ontario.
Participant in the 5th Annual Legacy Symposium for Young Professionals (2014)



About holocaust

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