Biography

Professor Herr has dedicated her life to combating genocide and atrocity, and this passion has motivated her educational and professional pursuits and translates into a strong desire to prevent human rights violations. Ms. Herr received a doctorate in holocaust history from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. In addition to holding academic positions at Keene State College, Northeastern University, and San Francisco State University, she has also worked for nonprofit organizations focused on holocaust, genocide, and refugee education and advocacy, such as the Holocaust Center, a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, RefugePoint, and Jewish World Watch.

Professor Herr is the recipient of fellowships and awards including the Saul Kagan Claims Conference Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2018), the European Historical Research Infrastructure Fellowship (2017), the Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowship in Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC (2016), and the Saul Kagan Claims Conference Dissertation Fellowship (2012-2014).

She is the author of The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942 – 1952 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), and the editor of Rwanda: The Essential Reference Guide (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018) and Sudan: The Essential Reference Guide (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2020).

Education
Clark University, PhD in Holocaust History, 2014
Claremont McKenna College, BA in British Literature, 2007
Experience
Adjunct Professor in History, UC Berkeley
Adjunct Professor in Jewish Studies, University of San Francisco
Assistant Director, Holocaust Center, Jewish Family and Children's Services
Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College
Expertise
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Fascism
European History
Research
Perpetrators Studies
Comparative Genocide
Selected Publications

Editor, Darfur Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2020).

“Chapter 9: Genocidal and Anti-Genocidal Ethics in Fascist Italy during the Holocaust,” in Agency and the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Deborah Dwork (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020).

Editor, Rwandan Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018).

The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Awards & Distinctions

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Saul Kagan Memorial Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies, The Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

Pearl Resnick Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Wroxton Associate Fellow, Stephen S. Weinstein Holocaust Symposium at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire

European Historical Research Infrastructure Fellowship, Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea, Milan, Italy