Diane Wolf

Diane Wolf

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Author, professor to discuss Jews in postwar Holland on Thursday

Diane Wolf, professor of Sociology at the University of California at Davis, will deliver, "Beyond Anne Frank – Hidden Children and The Netherlands," at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in Baker University Center 242.

In her book, "Beyond Anne Frank:  Jewish Families in Postwar Holland" (2007), Wolf analyzes childhood memory, family dynamics and trauma during and after war and genocide.

Her research focuses on family dynamics amidst structural transformations, usually with a focus on gender. Her works include "Factory Daughters: Gender, Household Dynamics, and Rural Industrialization in Java," (1992), which won the Jesse Bernard Book Award from ASA.
She has also edited Feminist Dilemmas in Fieldwork (1996) and co-edited "Sociology Confronts the Holocaust: Identities and Memories in Jewish Diasporas," co-edited with Judith Gerson (2007). She is currently working on cultural memory of the Holocaust and the Vietnam War as well as religious practices among secular Jews.

Wolf's talk is part of the Contemporary History Institute Lecture Series.