Jazmine D Contreras

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  • History
  • Liberal Arts: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Liberal Arts: Center for German and European Studies

Jazmine Contreras is a 5th year PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her dissertation explores debates surrounding the memory of the Second World War and the Holocaust in the Netherlands.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A: History and Political Science, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2013.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Memory studies
  • gender and sexuality
  • European politics
  • Dutch
  • WWII
  • Western Europe
Courses Taught
  • Global World War II
  • Europe in the Modern Age
  • Gender and Warfare in 20 Century Europe
  • History of the Holocaust
  • Contemporary World History
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • German Historical Institute Fellow: 12/20 - 5/20


  • Visiting Researcher: Duitsland Instituut, Amsterdam, 9/17 - 12/17


  • Genocide Education Outreach:
  • Rabbi Samuel Deinard Memorial Fellowship, Spring 2020
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Duitsland Institute (Amsterdam), January 2020 - May 2020
  • Research Scholarship, American Association for Netherlandic Studies, Spring 2019
  • Best Graduate Student Paper, European Studies Conference, November 2018
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, International Thesis Research Grant, Summer 2018
  • Riv-Ellen Prell Research in the Study of Jewish Cultures , Summer 2017
  • University of Minnesota Diversity Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, Spring 2018 - Fall 2018
  • Dissertation Research Fellowship, German Historical Institute, Fall 2017
  • Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship, CGES, UMN, Summer 2017
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, University of Minnesota, Summer 2016