A public lecture by Sydney Crowley (Undergraduate student, majoring in International Relations and Non-Governmental Organizations and Social Change, University of Southern California)
2023 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow


Organized by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research

(Join us in person or online on Zoom)


During a monthlong residency at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research this past summer, USC student Sydney Crowley explored Sinti and Romani testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. In this lecture, she will discuss what the testimonies reveal about transformations in faith, religious affiliation, and attitudes towards spirituality among Sinti and Romani Holocaust survivors. She will reflect on the central themes, case studies, and powerful messages she compiled during her research.


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Sydney Crowley is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Southern California. She is pursuing two Bachelor of Arts degrees — one in International Studies and one in Non-Governmental Organizations and Social Change — as well as minoring in Russian. She works on campus at the USC Center for Languages and Cultures. She is an Editorial Fellow at the USC Global Policy Institute where she focuses on researching and writing articles about the post-Soviet space, mass violence, and human rights.  She has participated in a variety of projects and initiatives, including conducting a research project investigating water resource management, climate-related economic instability, and inter-ethnic conflict in Kyrgyzstan. Read more about her here.

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