Danielle Christmas 
Assistant Professor 
Delta Delta Delta Fellow in the Humanities
Department of English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Danielle Christmas
Curriculum Vitae (abridged)
May 2016

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D., English Literature, 2014 

University of Notre Dame
Certificate, Catholic Theology & Scripture, 2016

Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., English Literature with minor in Women and Gender Studies, 2005
John B. Ervin Scholarship for Black Americans

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2016-present: Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2016: Visiting Professor, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology

2014–16: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Publications

2016: “The Plantation-Auschwitz Tradition: Forced Labor and Free Markets in the Novels of William Styron.” Twentieth-Century Literature 61.1 (Spring 2015): 1-31. 

2015: “From ‘Eichmann-as-Victim’ to ‘Nazi-as-Jew’: Deconstructing Justice in American Holocaust Trial Films.” Aftermath: Genocide, Memory, and History. Karen Auerbach, ed. Melbourne, Australia: Monash University, 2015, 185-200.

2011: Laura P. Hartman, Jenny Mead, Patricia H. Werhane, and Danielle Christmas. “Connecting the World Through Games: Creating Shared Value in the Case of Zynga’s Corporate Social Strategy.” Journal of Business Ethics Education 8 (2011): 199-230.  

Book Chapters

2014: Danielle Christmas and Adam Brown. “When the Holocaust Comes to Harlem: Traumatic Memory, Race, and Economic (In)Justice in American Holocaust Film.” Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives. Dana Mihailescu and Mihaela Precup, eds. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2014. 

Encyclopedia Articles

2017: “African American Newspapers and Magazines, World War 2-present.” Forthcoming in Encyclopedia of African American Culture. Gerald Early, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2017. 

2013: “Saartje Baartman, the ‘Hottentot Venus.’” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2e. Patrick L. Mason, ed. Detroit: Macmillan, 2013. 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND HONORS

2016-18: Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement Scholar, Duke University

2016: First Book Institute, Center for American Literary Studies, Pennsylvania State University

2014: International Summer Research Workshop: Literary Responses to Genocide in the Post-Holocaust Era, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

2013–14: Mellon / American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship

2013–14: Cummings Foundation Fellowship, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

2013: Curt C. and Else Silberman Faculty Seminar, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

INVITED TALKS

2016: “Money Made Them Do It!: Where Slavery Fiction Meets Historical Fact,” FaculTeas Program, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, April 2016

2016: “The Plantation-Auschwitz Tradition: Reimagining Slavery in Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner,” Jewish Studies Program, University of California at Irvine, March 2016

2016: “Tripping into Your Scholar Self,” Keynote Address, Post45 Graduate Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February 2016

2014: “‘Pleasure me, you ebony wench!’: Sexual (Re)Production, Social Death, and the Mandingo Genre,” Americanist Speaker Series, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2014 

2014: “New Directions in Holocaust Studies: The Next Generation,” Opening Plenary, Lessons & Legacies Conference XIII, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, October 2014

2014: “Sexual (Re)Production, Social Death, and the Slavery Perpetrator,” Department of History, Howard University, August 2014 

2014: “The Plantation-Auschwitz Tradition: Forced Labor and Free Markets in American Holocaust and Slavery Narratives,” Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, August 2014

2014: “Tales of a Strange Fruit,” Departments of English and Africana Studies, Muhlenberg College, February 2014

2013: “Who’s Watching Whom?: Surveillance Practices and Processes,” Deakin University, Victoria, Australia, December 2013

2013: “A Parade of Villainous Vixens: Sex and Guilt in Jew Suss: Rise and Fall,” Jewish Holocaust Centre, Victoria, Australia, August 2013

2012: “When Israel Becomes Germany: Agnosticism in Robert Young’s Eichmann,” Jewish Holocaust Centre, Victoria, Australia, March 2012

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Conferences convened

2014: The Future of the Past: Representing the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Trauma in the 21st Century, Co-Convenor, Sponsored by Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Victoria, Australia

Panels organized

2014: “Representing Evil: Nazis, Slaveholders, and the Politics of the Perpetrator,” Modern Languages Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois

2013: “Discerning Holocaust Subjectivities in a Jewish Studies Landscape,” Midwest Jewish Studies Association Conference, Spertus Institute, Chicago, Illinois

2012: “Screening Perpetrators in Holocaust Film: Guilt, Ambiguity, and Responsibility,” Lessons & Legacies Conference XII, Northwestern University

Papers presented  

2014: “Eichmann and Hitler Gone Mad!: Nazi Fiction and the ‘Private Conception of Evil,’” Post45, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2014: “‘Waking Up’ Rwanda in Urwintore’s The Investigation,” The Future of the Past, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

2014: “Sexual (Re)Production, Social Death, and the Slavery Perpetrator,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois

2013: “Repurposing the Nazi, Inhabiting the Jew: Transnational Reconciliation Narratives After ‘Never Again,’” Midwest Jewish Studies Association Conference, Spertus Institute, Chicago, Illinois

2013: “Evil and the Economic: American Narratives of Nazi Perpetrators,” International Holocaust Studies Conference – Global Perspectives on the Holocaust, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

2013: “The Plantation-Auschwitz Tradition: Reimagining Slavery in Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner,” Aftermath – Dr. Jan Randa Conference in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2013: “When the Holocaust Comes to Harlem: Racial and Economic (In)Justice in American Holocaust Film,” Co-author, American Historical Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana 

2012: “‘Slaving to Kill Jews’: Auschwitz as Plantation in William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice,” Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois  

2012: “Justice Found Guilty: Destabilizing Judgment in Post-Holocaust Trial Films,” Lessons & Legacies Conference XII, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

2012: “Beyond the ‘Silent Scream’: Screening the Holocaust in Racialized Urban America,” Co-author, The Holocaust and Legacies of Race in the Postcolonial World: 1945–Present, University of Sydney, Australia

2011: “Resituating Eichmann, Relocating Judgment: Extra-Legal Theories of Justice in Holocaust Trial Films,” Aftermath – Dr. Jan Randa Conference in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

CAMPUS TALKS

2016: “Mansfield Park and the Slave Ship Zong,” Mansfield Park and Its Afterlives, Jane Austen Summer Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June 2016

2016: Panelist, Screening and Discussion of Son of Saul (2015), Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies & Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 2016

2015: “What Happened to Harriet?: Emma and the Ethics of Adaptation,” Emma at 200, Jane Austen Summer Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 2015

2013: “‘Pleasure me, you ebony wench!’: Sexual (Re)Production, Social Death, and the Mandingo Genre,” English Department Colloquium, University of Illinois at Chicago, November 2013

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2015-16: Review Board Member, Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters

2015-16: Textbook Reviewer, Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior, Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation

2015-16: Subfield Research Editor, Academia.edu

2014: Article Reviewer, Mediations: Journal of the Marxist Literary Group