Curriculum Vitae


Chad S.A. Gibbs
George L. Mosse Graduate Exchange Fellow
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
PhD Candidate – Department of History
University of Wisconsin-Madison

cgibbs4@wisc.edu

www.chadsagibbs.com


Education

-   PhD Candidate – Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016 – Present
Minor: Gender and Women’s History – Advisor: Dr. Amos Bitzan
-   MA in History – May 2016 – University of Nebraska at Omaha
-   BA in History – August 2013 – University of Wyoming – ΦBK, scl 


Fellowships

-   George L. Mosse Exchange Fellow to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 2019-2020
-   Holocaust Educational Foundation and Northwestern University Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Life, 2017
-   George L. Mosse Distinguished Graduate Fellow in Modern Jewish History, UW-Madison, 2016-2017
-   George and Virginia Dare Shuflata Fellow, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2015-2016
-   McNair Scholar, University of Wyoming, Supervisor: Dr. David A. Messenger, 2011-2013 


Areas of Research Interest                                                   Language Proficiencies

-   Holocaust and Genocide Studies                                      -   German
- Modern European Jewish History                                      -   Yiddish
-   Modern German History                           


Publications

Journal Articles

“Lessons from the Treblinka Archive: Transnational Collections and Their Implications for Historical Research.” The Journal of
Contemporary Archival Studies
5, article 14 (October 2018): 1–16.

“Moving Beyond Knowledge and Awareness in Diversity Education: Back and Forth Process.” With Jenna Min Shim, Robert Morgan,
and Adam Schaefer. Education in Democracy: A Journal of the NNER 5 (October 2013).  

Book Reviews

“Chad Gibbs: A Journalist’s Pen and a Survivor’s Spirit.” Academic Blog. George L. Mosse Program in History, January 2, 2019. 

Review of The Law of Blood: Thinking and Acting as a Nazi by Johann Chapoutot, Religious Studies Review (under review).

Other Academic Publications

“Amidah and Treblinka: Extermination Camp Survival as Agentic Resistance.” In Selected Proceedings of the 39th Annual European Studies
Conference
. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE: University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2015.

“Frontline Perpetrators of the Holocaust: Ideology and Motivation Amongst Participants in the Field.” In McNair Scholars Program - 3rd
Annual McNair Scholars Conference
. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California: McNair Scholars Program, 2012.

Media Publications

-   Avukah Podcast, Series 1 - Episode 6: “Yom HaShoah: An Interview with Chad Gibbs.” May 2019.

- Several articles in the Madison Jewish News, Madison, Wisconsin, Oct 2017 – Apr 2019

-   “The Confederate Flag Is Out – So Why Is Holocaust Denial Still in at Amazon?” History News Network, October 30, 2015.

- “Amazon Hypocritical on Hate Speech.” Omaha World-Herald, The Public Pulse. Oct 26, 2015.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant – University of Wisconsin-Madison

-   HIS 201 – “The Historian’s Craft: Civilians and War on the Eastern Front in World War II,” Professor Kathryn Ciancia, Spring 2019
-   HIS 224/JS 231 – “The Holocaust,” Professor Amos Bitzan, Fall 2018

Teaching Assistant – University of Nebraska at Omaha

-   HIST 1000 – “World Civilizations I,” Professor Jeanne Reames, Fall 2014
-   HIST 1000 – “World Civilizations I,” Professor Martina Saltamacchia, Spring 2014
-   HIST 1000 – “World Civilizations I,” Professor Charles King, Fall 2013

Reader/Grader – University of Wisconsin-Madison

-   HIS 224/JS 231 – “The Holocaust,” Professor Amos Bitzan, Spring 2018
-   HIS/JS 220 – “Modern Jewish History: 1492 to the Present Day,” Professor Amos Bitzan, Fall 2017

Guest Lectures

-   “Resistance at Treblinka and its Legacies,” HIS 201 – “The Historian’s Craft,” Professor Kathryn Ciancia, UW-Madison, Spring 2019
-   “Revolt at Treblinka,” HIS 224/JS 231 – “The Holocaust,” Professor Amos Bitzan, UW-Madison, Fall 2018
-   “The Holocaust,” JS 211 – “Introduction to Judaism,” Professor Jordan Rosenblum, UW-Madison, Fall 2018
-   “The Holocaust,” HIST 120 – “Europe and the Modern World, 1789 to the Present,” Professor Mary Louise Roberts, UW-Madison,
Spring 2018
-   “World War II and the Holocaust,” HIST 1010 – “World Civilizations II” courses, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Fall 2015
and Spring 2016
-   “The Holocaust,” Iowa Western Community College, Clarinda, Harlan, Atlantic, and Shenandoah, Iowa, April 2016

Conference Presentations

Panel Organizer

“Geographies of Genocide: Spatial Studies in the History and Legacies of Mass Murder.” Panel Organizer, 59th Missouri Valley History
Conference, Omaha, 2016.

Papers Presented

“Finding the Few: Toward a New Accounting of Treblinka Survivors.” Second Annual Student Roundtable – War in Society and Culture
Student Association, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, May 2019.

“Leaders, Unit Culture, and Genocide: Christopher R. Browning’s Ordinary Men as Command Training.” 62nd Missouri Valley History
Conference – Society for Military History – University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, March 2019.

“Lessons from the Treblinka Archive: Transnational Collections and their Implications for Historical Research.” 61st Missouri Valley
History Conference – Society for Military History – University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, February 2018.

“The Few that Escaped the Fire: Revisiting and Expanding Alexander Donat’s List of Treblinka Survivors.” 10th Annual Northern Illinois
University History Graduate Student Conference, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, November 2017.

“The Duisburg Archive Treblinka Trial Map: Demonstrating the Spatial Importance of Prisoner Resistance Social Networks.” 59th
Missouri Valley History Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, March 2016. 

“Engineer Galewski of Warsaw and the Treblinka Revolt: Exploring Spatial and Social Networks in Testimonial Sources to Reconstruct
Resistance Planning.” 40th European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, October 2015.

“Religion as a Force in Cultural Genocide: A Comparison of the Tibetan and Native American Experiences.” 58th Annual Missouri
Valley History Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, March 2015.

“Amidah and Treblinka: Extermination Camp Survival as Agentic Resistance.” 39th Annual European Studies Conference, University of
Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, October 2014.

“What’s in a Name?: Oliver Cromwell and Kingship.” Oral Presentation, Phi Alpha Theta & UW History Club Conference, University
of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, April 2014.

 “Frontline Perpetrators of the Holocaust: Ideology and Motivation Amongst Participants in the Field.” 3rd Annual McNair Scholars
Conference, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, October 2012.

“Moving Beyond Knowledge in Diversity Education: Back and Forth Process.” National Network for Educational Renewal Conference,
Denver, Colorado, October 2012.

Additional Scholarly Experience

-   Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies – United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum – Disability, Eugenics, and Genocide: Nazi Germany, Its Antecedents and Legacy, January 2019

-   Vilnius Yiddish Institute, Vilnius University, Summer 2017

-   Cultures of Security in a Transatlantic and Global Context Summer Academy, University of Leipzig, September 2014

-   University of Wyoming – Summer Institute on Human Rights
-   The 20th Century International Human Rights Regime: The United Nations and Beyond, Summer 2016
-   Bringing Human Rights Home: Immigration, the Torture Report and Other Human Rights Issues in Contemporary America,
Summer 2016

Academic and Professional Experience

2017 – 2018
Project Assistant – Mosse / Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison

2017 – 2018
Language Assistant to the Bibliographer – Memorial Library, UW-Madison – Assisting in the intake and cataloging of Yiddish
language books

January – May 2015
Graduate Research Assistant – History Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha

2009 – 2013
Student Work-Study – University of Wyoming Veterans’ Services Center

2002 – 2009
United States Army, Sergeant/E-5 – Combat Engineer, Psychological Operations, Motor Transport.  Led as many as twelve
permanently assigned subordinates.  Held various assignments in the United States and overseas.  Honorably medically retired due to
combat wounds.

Memberships

-  German Studies Association                       -  Central European History Society
-  American Historical Association                -  International Network of Genocide Scholars
-  Jewish Studies Graduate Student                -  Society for Military History
Association at the UW-Madison                -  War in Society and Culture Student Association

Academic Service

-   Vice President – War in Society and Culture Student Association, 2018-2019
-   Vice President – Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association at UW-Madison, 2018-2019
-   Copy Editor – Avukah: The Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies at the UW-Madison, 2018-2019
-   Newsletter Editor – Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison, 2018-2019
-   Institute Co-Organizer – Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison
-   Twentieth Annual Greenfield Summer Institute – “Business, Labor, and Social Justice: Jewish Perspectives, Jewish Traditions,
July 2019
-   Nineteenth Annual Greenfield Summer Institute – “Jews and Entertainment,” July 2018
-   Conference Organizer – “The Highs and Lows of Sholem Aleichem: Yiddish Literature and the Pursuit of Popular Writing” – UW-
Madison, November 2017
-   Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee Member – UW-Madison, 2017-2018
-   Chair, Kemal Karpat Ottoman History Professorship Search Committee
-   Co-Developer, Graduate School Application Personal Statement Development Workshop, Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society –
University of Nebraska at Omaha, April 2016
-   Consultant, “Homebrew” Exhibition, German Immigrant Culture in the US, The Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 2016
-   Student Advisory Board Member, Office of Student Affairs, University of Wyoming, 2011-2013
-   Creator, American Legion Husted-Pendleton Post 14 Returning Veterans Scholarships, $1,000 per academic-year awards given at the
University of Wyoming, 2012-Present

Scholarships, Funding Awards, and Honors

-   Early Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of History, UW-Madison, 2019
Given for work as TA in HIS 224/JS231 – “The Holocaust,” Fall 2018
-   David Sorkin Graduate Student Support Fund, Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison, 2019
-   Robert and Lynn Berman Scholarship, Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison, 2019
-   Phi Kappa Phi, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chapter, Spring 2019
-   Paul J. Schrag Prize in German Jewish History, Department of History, UW-Madison, 2018
-   Ida and Isaac Lipton Essay Award, Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison, 2018
-   Robert and Lynn Berman Scholarship, Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison, 2018
-   Lessons and Legacies XIII and XV, HEF/NU, conference funding award, Oct 2014, Nov 2018
-   Carrol Award Honorable Mention for Best Graduate Student Paper, Society for Military History, Missouri Valley History Conference,
Omaha, NE, 2018
-   Best PhD Student Paper, NIU History Graduate Student Conference, DeKalb, 2017
-   Ida and Isaac Lipton Domestic Study Award, Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison, 2017
-   Ida and Isaac Lipton Study Abroad Award, Center for Jewish Studies, UW-Madison, 2017
-   Tuition Scholarship, Vilnius Yiddish Institute – Vilnius University, Summer 2017
-   Best Graduate Student Paper, 59th Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, 2016
-   Frances & Sam Fried Holocaust and Genocide Education Fund Research Travel Award, 2015
-   Charles & Mary Martin Fund Archival Research Travel Award, Summer 2015
-   DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship, University of Leipzig, Fall 2014
-   Paul R. Stock Faculty Senate Scholarship, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2014
-   Veterans of Foreign Wars National Scholarship, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
-   Phi Beta Kappa Society, Spring 2014
-   Outstanding Graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wyoming, 2013
-   Finalist, Tobin Award for Outstanding Male Graduate, University of Wyoming, 2013
-   President’s List, University of Wyoming, seven consecutive awards, 2010-2013
-   Marna M. Kuehne Disabled Veterans Scholarship, 2010, 2011, and 2012
-   Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honorary, Fall 2013
-   Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Fall 2012
-   Golden Key International Honor Society, Fall 2011
-   Cheney Study Abroad Scholarship, Summer 2011 and Summer 2013