About Katja Schatte

Katja holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Washington, where she teaches modern European and Latin American history and studies the social and cultural histories of socialist societies. She was born and raised in Dresden, (East) Germany and has an academic and professional background in social work. Katja received the Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Fellowship to work on her dissertation, which will explore the lives and identities of Jewish women in East Berlin, 1945-1990. She was a Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow for two years.