Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Russian and East European Studies
306 Ramer History House


  • Ph. D. Brandeis University

Professor Rice is a former Director of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program at Gratz College. A native of Poland, she earned her B.A. and M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, and a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Rice teaches on the Holocaust, Jewish Humor, Jewish Studies, Jewish-Christian relations, and Jewish Culture. Rice’s first book, “What! Still Alive?! Jewish Survivors in Poland and Israel Remember Homecoming” (Syracuse University Press, 2017) was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. The book chronicles Holocaust survivors’ memories of their first postwar encounters with their former Polish neighbors, as well as the evolution of these earlier memories as the survivors built new lives for themselves in Israel. Rice’s current research is focused on investigating the complex postwar identities of Polish-Jewish doctors. Her other publications have appeared in edited volumes and academic journals including Yad Vashem Studies, Holocaust Studies, Polin, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Nashim. Rice has been a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and grants, and has contributed to international scholarly workshops in the US, Poland, and Israel.