Ildikó Barna to Serve as USC Shoah International Teaching Fellow
USC Shoah Foundation Center has granted Ildikó Barna [associate professor, Department of Social Research Methodology] an International Teaching Fellowship for her course development project titled “From Words to Act.”
Ildikó Barna adds: “The target of the course—I have designed—is to offer insight to the social-psychological and sociological background of prejudices and to provide overview of the manifestations of antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia in the past and present. As a lecturer, it is my mission to encourage students to compare and contrast past historical events and present-day manifestations of prejudices, drawing their attention to the parallels between past events and present-day manifestations.”
The USC Shoah Foundation 2018–2019 International Teaching Fellowship Selection Committee pointed out that Ildikó Barna’s proposed course’s relevance to the current political climate, in which racism, antisemitism, and hate speech are on the rise in Europe and the world is impressive.
Ildikó Barna will soon visit the USC Shoah Foundation Center for one week in Los Angeles this summer to collaborate with the USC Shoah Foundation staff and researchers—Congratulations!