Professor Shirli Gilbert
Professor of Modern Jewish History, University College London and Director, the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre
Professor Shirli Gilbert is Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London and Director of the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre. She holds a DPhil in Modern History from the University of Oxford and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan. Before coming to UCL, she was Karten Professor of Modern History and Director of the Parkes Institute for Jewish/ non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton. She has written widely on the Holocaust and its legacies, modern Jewish identity, and Jews in South Africa, and her publications include Music in the Holocaust (2005; National Jewish Book Award finalist), From Things Lost: Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust (2017; British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize special mention) and most recently, with Avril Alba, Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World.