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About

Nanci Adler graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a degree in German language and literature and Soviet Studies. She completed her Master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral work in Russian Studies at the Department of East European Studies of the University of Amsterdam.

Adler is Director of Research and Head of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies. She teaches in the M.A. History Program on Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Amsterdam. 

She has been appointed Professor of Memory, History and Transitional Justice at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities, effective 15 June. The chair was established in partnership with the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Adler is the author of, among others, Keeping Faith with the Party: Communist Believers Return from the Gulag (2012), The Gulag Survivor: Beyond the Soviet System (2002), and Victims of Soviet Terror: The Story of the Memorial Movement (1993), and numerous scholarly articles on the consequences of Stalinism.  She heads the NIOD Transitional Justice Research Program, “Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Narratives in Historical Perspective.”  Her current research focuses on transitional justice and the legacy of Communism.

Dissertation: The Great Return: The Gulag Survivor and the Soviet System (Amsterdam; 1999) 

Other professional activities:

  • Present: Member editorial board Memory and Narrative
  • Present: Member editorial board Gulag Studies
  • 2007-2011: Member of the Archive Commission of the Council for Culture (Raad voor Cultuur) of the Netherlands Ministry of Education
  • 2007-2009: Member board of the Uppsala Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Uppsala University

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Research Output

[Review of: Johnson (2017) Gulag Letters]

Adler, N., 12 Feb 2019, In : Slavic Review. 77, 4, p. 1124 1126 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Narratives of war: Remembering and chronicling battle in twentieth-century Europe

Adler, N. (ed.), Ensel, R. (ed.) & Wintle, M. (ed.), 2019, London; New York: Routledge. 226 p. (Memory and narrative)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Challenges to Transitional Justice in Russia

Adler, N., 2018, Transitional Justice in the Former Soviet Union: Reviewing the Past, Looking Toward the Future. Horne, C. M. & Stan, L. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 45-65

Research output: Chapter in book/volumeChapterScientificpeer-review

On History, Historians, and Transitional Justice

Adler, N., 2018, Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Crimes, Courts, Commissions, and Chronicling. Adler, N. (ed.). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, p. 1-17

Research output: Chapter in book/volumeChapterScientificpeer-review

Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Crimes, Courts, Commissions and Chronicling

Adler, N. (ed.), 19 Jun 2018, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

  • Activities

    Becoming European, Overcoming History? Politics of the Past and European Union Accession in Bulgaria and Serbia

    Nanci Adler (Examiner)

    28 Oct 2019

    Activity: Teaching/Examination/SupervisionPhD candidate reviewing/examination

    The Future of the Stalinist Past

    Nanci Adler (Keynote speaker)

    21 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationSocietal

    Itineraries: A return to the archives of the South African truth commission and the limits of counter-revolutionary warfare

    Nanci Adler (Examiner)

    20 Mar 2019

    Activity: Teaching/Examination/SupervisionPhD candidate reviewing/examination

    Lessons of History Lecture

    Nanci Adler (Invited speaker)

    09 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationSocietal

    Bridging the Self-Other Divide: Conflict Transformation and Contemplative Spirituality in Dialogue

    Nanci Adler (Examiner)

    04 Feb 2019

    Activity: Teaching/Examination/SupervisionPhD candidate reviewing/examination

    Press / Media

    'Stalin was nodig'. Nationaal geheugenverlies in Rusland

    Nanci Adler

    29/10/2015

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Hoe heel je een nationaal trauma?

    Nanci Adler

    18/06/2015

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment