I am a geographer whose research focuses on relations between space, population, and persecution during the Holocaust. I received a Ph.D. in geography from Texas State University in August 2021, under the supervision of Alberto Giordano. My dissertation examined the spatial dimensions of the persecution of Jews in the parisian urban space during the Occupation period (June 1940 – August 1944) in two quarters of the thirsd arrondissement : the Art effect of anti-Jewish persecution on the everyday geography of two Parisian districts, the Arts-et-Métiers and the Enfants-Rouges quarters (AMER). This research shows the ways in which space can be both a ressource and a constraint for persecuted population, and reveals the transformation of the parisian urban space, and of its population, induced by persecution.

My current work focuses on the movements of the Jewish population of France during and after the Holocaust, as well as on the post-Shoah period in Paris and in Budapest. My research relies on mixed methodologies, combining quantitative and qualitative methods, spatial analyses and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and the creation, followed by the cross-examination and exploitation, of large databases. The development of new tools, as well as the critical reflexions over the methods I use, are a crucial part of my work.

I collaborate with several transdisciplinary research groups, in France and internationally, including the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative and the Connus à cette adresse collective.

My research has been supported by multiple institutions, including the Holocaust Educational Foundation and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and I have been awarded fellowships from the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Studies, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah.

For more information about my research, check out my publications.