Nancy Isserman

United States

Nancy Isserman, PhD, has been the co-director of the Transcending Trauma Project since 1993. The Transcending Trauma Project is under the auspices of the Council for Relationships, an affiliate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. The Transcending Trauma Project is a large qualitative research project that interviewed 95 survivors and 180 survivor family members, many in the second and third generations. TTP used grounded research methodology and in-depth psychosocial life narratives to analyze how survivors rebuilt their lives after the war. Dr. Isserman recently completed a dissertation for the political science department of the Graduate Center, City University of New York entitled, “I Harbor No Hate”: A Study of Tolerance and Intolerance in Holocaust Survivors. She was given the Randolph L. Braham Dissertation Year Award in 2004-2005. She is also the Associate Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University.