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Tirzah Frank

Fields: Public History

Interests: Genocide Studies, Memory Studies, Museum Studies, Art and Memorialization

Education: BA, English, Salem State University, 2015; Graduate Certificate, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Salem State University, 2019

Tirzah is in the History M.A. and the Public History Certificate programs. She grew up in eastern Massachusetts, got her B.A. in English from Salem State University, and went on to get a graduate certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Salem State while working as an editor at Hendrickson Publishing Group.  Her interests include genocide and memory studies, as well as post-conflict art and memorialization. She is particularly fascinated by the way art can be used to raise public awareness about mass violence and human rights abuses.