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Katja Schatte

Doctoral Candidate
Predoctoral Instructor & Teaching Assistant
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Biography

Education Specialist Instruction Credential (State of California, 2019)
M.A. Latin American Studies (The University of Chicago, 2011)
B.A. Licensed Social Worker (Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin, 2010)

Katja Schatte holds a master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of History where she studies the social and cultural histories of socialist societies. Her dissertation explores Jewish life in East Berlin before and after reunification (1945-2016) with a focus on the experiences of Jewish women. Katja's research has been funded by the USC Shoah Foundation, the Leo Baeck Institute New York, and the Stroum Center. She has taught college-level history courses at the University of Washington and in non-traditional educations settings, such as University Beyond Bars. Katja's passion for words extends beyond the walls of academia. In addition to her experience in research and teaching, Katja has worked extensively in the areas of copy editing, interpreting and translation, and, most recently, web development. She is a credentialed teacher and has a professional background in social work. 

Awards

Finish Line Fellowship | The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington | June 2020
The Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship | USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research | May 2016
Chester Fritz Fellowship for International Research | The Graduate School, University of Washington | April 2016
Fritz Halbers Fellowship | Leo Baeck Institute New York | January 2016
Grant for Attending & Presenting at the Trier Digital Humanities Autumn School | Volkswagen Foundation | August 2015
Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Fellowship in Jewish Studies | The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington | May 2015
American Jewish Education Fellowship | The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington | April 2015
Hanauer Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Western Civilization | Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization at the University of Washington | April 2014
Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Fellowship in Jewish Studies | The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington | April 2014
Aldon Duane Bell Award in Women's History | Aldon Duane Bell Award in Women's History | 2014
Partial Scholarship | The University of Chicago | September 2010
Scholarship for M.A. Studies in the United States | German Academic Exchange Service | September 2010
Scholarship for an Internshship with Médecins du Monde in French Guiana | honor issuerMuehlfenzl Foundation | March 2005
Full Scholarship for the Complete Duration of Undergraduate Studies | German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) | March 2005
Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the United States | Fulbright Commission (declined)

Courses Taught


The History of Nuclear Weapons, 1895–1980 (TA)

Seeing the 20th Century European History and Film from the 1890s to the Present (TA)

Postwar European History and Film after 1945 (TA)

Nazi Germany (TA)

The History of Mexico: Culture, Identity and the Politics of Rule from the Aztecs to the Present  (TA)

Medieval Europe (TA)

Germany 1871-1989 (TA)

Introduction to Jewish Cultural History (TA)

Latin American History through Film (Instructor of record)

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