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Saint Paul, MN
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July 28, 2020

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Kathryn Agnes Huether

PhD Candidate Musicology—University of Minnesota

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EDUCATION

PhD (in progress) University of Minnesota, MN. Musicology. Dissertation: “Centering the Sonic—Voice and Affect in Holocaust Memory, Memorials, and Museums“ Co-Advisors: Karen Painter (Musicology); Leslie Morris (JWST/German Studies) Graduate Minor: Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature Preliminary Exams Passed: May 9, 2019

MA University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Musicology. May 2018. Committee: Karen Painter (advisor), Michael Gallope, Matthew Rahaim MA University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Magna Cum Laude, Religious Studies. May 2016. Thesis: Hearing the Holocaust: Music, Film, Aesthetics. Committee: Elias Sacks (Advisor), Martin Kavka, Deborah Whitehead. Graduate Endorsement: Jewish Studies; Graduate Certificate: Critical Theory BA Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Summa Cum Laude—Religious Studies and Violin Performance. May 2013. Susan Cohen, Religious Studies; Angella Ahn, Music GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

2020-2021 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, UMN ($25,000/academic year) 2020 Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship, Center for German & European Studies, UMN ($5,000/summer) 2020 Lillian and Leo Gross Scholarship in Jewish Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, UMN ($2,500/summer) 2019-20 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, UMN ($25,000/academic year) 2020-2021 Foreign Language and Area Studies Academic Year Fellowship (Intermediate Polish), UMN

(declined)

2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellowship (Beginning Polish), SLI Pittsburgh University 2019 Summer Graduate Student Research Fellow, Visiting Scholar Programs, Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (3- month residency)

2019 Jerome L. Joss Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Center for Jewish Studies, UMN ($1,700) 2019 Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University Fellow, 24th Annual Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization (June 23-July 5) (declined) 2019 Jewish Music as Research Workshop Fellow ($6,500), Europäisches Zentrum für Jüdische Musik, Hildesheim, Germany

2018 Conference Travel Grant, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, UMN ($500) 2018 Auschwitz Jewish Center International Fellow (June 24-July 16), Auschwitz Jewish Center, NYC/Poland 2018 Professor Riv-Ellen Prell Research in the Study of Jewish Cultures Graduate Fellowship ($1,000), Center for Jewish Studies, UMN

2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award ($500), Literature/Film Association Conference: Politics, Ethics and Adaptations

2017 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant ($400), School of Music, UMN 2017 Graduate Student Travel Grant ($500), Literature/Film Association Conference 2017 Dworsky Goldenberg Graduate Scholarship ($300), Center for Jewish Studies, UMN 2017 Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship ($4,000), College of Liberal Arts & School of Music, UMN

2017 Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowship ($2,500), Global Programs Strategy Alliance, UMN

2016 Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace ($15,000), Middlebury German Language School, Middlebury 2016 Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship ($1,000), Program in Jewish Studies, CU 2016 Graduate Student Award ($500), United Government of Graduate Students, CU 2016 Academic Travel Grant ($350), Western Jewish Studies Association 2016 Center for Western Civilization (CWC) Language Study Grant ($1,500), CWC, CU 2016 Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship ($1,000), Program in Jewish Studies, CU. 2015 Goldberger Research Fellowship ($2,000), Program in Jewish Studies, CU 2015 Graduate Student Academic Fellowship ($3,500), Department of Religious Studies, CU TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019 MUS 3603 History of Western Music III, Teaching Assistant, UMN School of Music (Spring) CSCL 3334 Monsters, Robots, Cyborgs, Teaching Assistant, UMN CSCL/CSDS (Spring) 2018 MUS 3602 History of Western Music II, Teaching Assistant, UMN School of Music (Fall) MUS 3603 History of Western Music III, Teaching Assistant, UMN School of Music (Spring) 2017 MUS 3602 History of Western Music II, Teaching Assistant, UMN School of Music (Fall) CSCL 3177 On Television, Teaching Assistant, UMN CSCL/CSDS (Fall) MUS 3601 History of Western Music I, Teaching Assistant, UMN School of Music (Spring) 2016 MUS 1004 Music, Society, and Cultures, Teaching Assistant, UMN School of Music (Fall) Introduction to Jewish Culture, Graduate Assistant, CU Department of Religious Studies (Spring) 2015 Judaism, Graduate Assistant, CU Department of Religious Studies (Fall) Introduction to Jewish Culture, Graduate Assistant, CU Department of Religious Studies (Spring) PUBLICATIONS

2020 (Forthcoming) “Treblinka as Virtual Soundscape: Audio Trip and Polish Holocaust Memory,” in The Memorial Museum in the Digital Age (Summer)

“Sounding Borders,” UMN Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, ‘The Society Pages’ (Feb. 3) https://thesocietypages.org/holocaust- genocide/sounding-borders/ 2019 “Postcards from Auschwitz: An Interview with Daniel Reynolds,” UMN Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, ‘The Society Pages’ (April 24)

https://thesocietypages.org/holocaustgenocide/postcards-from-auschwitz-an-interview-with-daniel- reynolds/

“Did you Notice the Butterflies?: Behind the Headphones, Muted Memorializing and Curated Soundscapes at Treblinka,” Journal Article, Reflections: Auschwitz Jewish Center Annual Alumni Journal (January)

INVITED TALKS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2021 (Forthcoming) “Witnessing Witnessing: Holocaust Holograms and the Legacy of Lived Testimony,” Lessons and Legacies XVI (Nov. 6-9), Ottawa, Canada

(Forthcoming) “The End of an Era: Holocaust Ventriloquism, or the Witness Preserved?,” Invited Seminar Participant for “Holocaust Tourism Revisited: Holocaust Memorial Culture between Education, Tourism, and Commemoration,” at the German Studies Association Forty-Fifth Annual Conference

(Sept.30-Oct. 4), Indianapolis, IN

(Forthcoming) Invited Seminar Participant for “Humour and Violence,” organized by the Anne Tanenbaum Center for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto (TBD—Postponed, Covid 19 Pandemic), Toronto, Canada

2020 (Cancelled—Covid 19 Pandemic) “Sounding, Speaking, Listening: ‘Voicing’ the Holocaust,” Invited Lecture Co-Sponsored by Montana State University, Bozeman Public Library, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for USHMM’s “Americans and the Holocaust” Traveling Exhibit

(April 8)

(Cancelled—Covid 19 Pandemic) “The End of an Era: Holocaust Ventriloquism, or the Witness Preserved?,” Invited Lecture, UMN Center for Jewish Studies Colloquium (March 31)

“Practical Musicology: Musicology, Music Technology, and Holocaust Memory,” Invited Lecture, Montana State University Music Major Seminar (Feb. 27)

“Voices of the Holocaust,” Invited Guest Lecture, Montana State University—Bozeman, Department of Philosophy and History (Feb. 26)

2019 “Sound Ethics?: Treblinka, Ceremonial Silence, and Audio Trip,” International Conference, ‘The Source,’ “Holocaust Sources: Truth, Interpretation, and (Mis)Use in the Digital Era,” Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel (Nov. 24-27)

“Guiding or Obscuring?: Questioning Treblinka’s Audio Guide and Its Sonic Infrastructure,” Special Session of Lessons and Legacies Conference, Munich, Germany (Nov. 4-7)

“Treblinka as Virtual Soundscape: AudioTrip and Polish Holocaust Memory,” American Musicological Society Annual Conference, Boston, MA (Oct. 31-Nov. 3)

“Reflections on Poland,” Invited Lecture, University of Minnesota—Duluth (May 15th) 2018 “Sounding Narratives, Varying ‘Voices’: Sonic Media as Affective Agents in Jewish Museum Holocaust Representations,” Conference Presentation, USA European Studies Conference (October)

“Did You Notice the Butterflies?: Behind the Headphones, Muted Memorializing and Curated Soundscapes at Treblinka,” Conference Presentation, UMN Music and Sound Studies (MSS) Fall 2018 Graduate Student Symposium (September)

“The Voice of Mourning: Pinkas Synagogue, Prague, Czech Republic,” Conference Presentation, UMN’s School of Music Graduate Weekend in Music Studies (February) 2017 “Musical Witnessing: George Takei’s Japanese American Internment Camp Musical, Allegiance,” Literature/Film Association Conference: Politics, Ethics, and Adaptations (October) 2016 “Explaining the Misunderstood: The Incomprehensibility of Hanns Eisler’s Film Score to Night and Fog,” Conference Presentation, NYU Steinhardt Music and Moving Images Conference (May)

“Musical Incongruity and Holocaust Memory,” Conference Presentation, Western Jewish Studies Association (March)

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

UMN HGMV Educational Outreach Presentations, Spring 2019-Present Montana Rural Holocaust Education Outreach Program, 2008-Present PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Chair, UMN Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence (HGMV) Graduate Student Group, 2019-2020 Member, American Musicological Society, 2015-Present President, UMN MSS Interdisciplinary Graduate Group, 2017-2020 Communications Director, UMN Moving Image and Media Studies Graduate Group, 2017-2018 Committee Member/Organizer, UMN MSS Graduate Conference, “Techniques of Listening,” Fall 2017 Member, Center for Austrian Studies Graduate Student Advisory Council, UMN, Fall 2016-Present Co-Chair, CU Religious Studies Graduate Student Colloquium, 2015-2016 Graduate Representative, CU Program in Jewish Studies Academic Review/Planning Committee, 2015-2016 LANGUAGE SKILLS

English-Native Speaker

German-Advanced Conversation, Reading and Writing

Yiddish-Intermediate

Polish- Beginner

REFERENCES

Karen Painter

PhD Advisor (Musicology)

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Leslie Morris

PhD Advisor (German/Jewish

Studies)

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Michael Gallope

PhD Advisor (Cultural Studies)

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