Joanna Beata Michlic is a social and cultural historian, and founder and Director of HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University. In September 2013, she has also been appointed a lecturer in Contemporary History at the Faculty of the Department of Historical Studies at Bristol University, UK. Her major publications include Neighbors Respond: The Controversy about Jedwabne (2004; co-edited with Antony Polonsky) and Poland’s Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present and Bringing the Dark to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe, co-edited with John-Paul Himka (Lincoln, NUP, July 2013). She is also the editor of the forthcoming Jewish Families in Europe, 1939-Present: History, Representation, and Memory, (University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press, 2014). Her two current research topics are the history of rescuers of Jews and East European Jewish childhood, 1945-1950. She is a recipient of many academic awards and fellowships, most recently the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Haifa University, Spring Semester 2013/2014.