2020 marks the 9th year of the AHDA fellowship program. Since 2012, the fellowship has hosted 96 fellows who represent over 47 countries and territories. Below please find information regarding the professional interests and accomplishments of fellows and alumni. While at Columbia, fellows design individual projects that address some aspect of a history of gross human rights violations in their society, country, and/or region.
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Erica Fugger is an oral historian at Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. She is returning to New York this fall as an Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellow at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights.
Erica is currently developing educational resources and community partnerships for the National Home Front Project, which collects and preserves civilian memories of World War II across the United States. As a historian and educator, her work explores the lasting impact of war and possible paths towards peace in America and beyond. Through this fellowship, she hopes to deepen the National Home Front Project's emphasis on documenting human rights violations in the U.S. during World War II.
Erica previously worked and studied at Columbia University in various roles, including Collections Manager of the Columbia Center for Oral History Archives and Project Coordinator of the Oral History MA program. In her spare time, she offers interview workshops and project consultations to groups around the globe.
Debby Farber is the curator of Zochrot NGO ("Remembering" in Hebrew), an Israeli organization working to promote acknowledgement and accountability for the ongoing injustices of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948. Between 2012 to 2014 she served as the Civil Transitional Justice program director in Zochrot where she established the first Unofficial Truth Commission in Israel for the events of 1948 in the Negev. Debby is also currently a PhD Candidate in the Politics and Government Department in Ben Gurion University.
As an AHDA fellow, she will work on an Interdisciplinary Historical Archive for Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in the Negev, a project that aims to raise awareness of the Bedouins’ struggle and human rights violations against them, suggest options for redress, and serve as a resource for research and advocacy on behalf of Bedouin land rights.
Debby is an ISHR Fellow.