Professor Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.
She is a past president of the Modern Language Association of America. Hirsch's work combines feminist theory with memory studies, particularly the transmission of memories of violence across generations. Her most recent book: The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust was published by Columbia University Press in 2012.
Dr. Eman Abu Hanna-Nahhas
Dr. Eman Abu Hanna-Nahhas is the Head of the Department of Education at the Teacher's College in Haifa. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on the subject of, "The transfer of the collective memory of the plight of the Palestinians inside and outside the country", and received her doctorate from the Faculty of Education at Tel Aviv University. She joined the board of Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab and Minority Rights, in 2014.