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Rachel Deblinger
  • Title
    • Research Program Manager, The Humanities Institute
    • Lecturer, History Department
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Humanities Institute
    • Jewish Studies
  • Affiliations History Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 228
  • Office Hours Monday, 11 - 1
  • Mail Stop Humanities Deans Office

Biography, Education and Training

Rachel Deblinger joined The Humanities Institute team in April 2018 to manage the Mellon-funded Expanding Humanities Impact and Publics project. This project supports graduate student success and public scholarship through a range of events, workshops, and initiatives. Through these efforts, Deblinger works to envision and implement programming that responds to the shifting goals of the public university.

Before moving to The Humanities Institute, Deblinger launched the Digital Scholarship Commons at the UC Santa Cruz University Library, building infrastructure for Digital Humanities scholarship and digital pedagogy on campus.

Deblinger also has a PhD in History from UCLA and teaches as a lecturer in the History Department at UCSC. Her research focuses on Holocaust memory in America and the construction of Holocaust survivor narratives.


Teaching Interests

Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Digital Humanities, Modern Jewish History, American Jewish History