UW Oshkosh

Board of Academic Advisors

SibelmanSimon Sibelman

Simon P. Sibelman is Professor of French and Holocaust Studies at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he also holds the TRISS Endowed Professorship in Humanities. In 1995, the university awarded him its Distinguished Teaching Award. He received his PhD from the King’s College-University of London where be taught French and also served as Director of Adult Education and Reader of Jewish and Comparative Literatures at the then Spiro Institute for the Study of Jewish History and Culture.\

Dr. Sibelman’s area of expertise focuses on the Holocaust, notably how the Jewish Genocide has been represented in literature and film and how the French have opted to represent the Second World War in literature and film. He has likewise dealt with issues concerning Jewish identity in France. He is author of more than two dozen scholarly articles as well as Silence in the Novels of Elie Wiesel. More recently, he edited a collection of essays entitled Teaching the Shoah in the Twenty First Century: Topics and Topographies.