Dr. Amy Simon


  • Readings in Holocaust Diaries


  • PhD, Indiana University, Bloomfield, IN
  • MA, Indiana University, Bloomfield, IN
  • MA, University College London
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin


Dr. Amy Simon holds the William and Audrey Farber Family Chair in Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History at Michigan State University (MSU). She has worked as a researcher at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and she held a Leon Milman Memorial Fellowship for research there. Her work on Holocaust fiction, memoir, diaries, and pedagogy has appeared in Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, Jewish Historical Studies, Journal of Jewish Identities, and several edited volumes. In 2022, she received MSU’s university-wide Teacher-Scholar award.


  • Emotions in Yiddish Ghetto Diaries: Encountering Persecutors and Questioning Humanity (Routledge)