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Alissa Schapiro

Alissa Schapiro is an educator and curator who studies art objects that reflect transnational and transcultural histories, especially those that speak to racial and ethnic exclusion, exile and migration, and gender discrimination across the Americas throughout the 20th century. Her doctoral research on the relationship between U.S. art and antisemitism during World War II has been supported by leading Jewish and Holocaust Studies organizations such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Schapiro regularly lectures to academic and museum audiences about World War II-era art, and she consults on various projects related to Holocaust history and memory. As a curator, Schapiro has contributed to museum exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Tate Britain. Most recently, Schapiro served as one of the three co-curators for the exhibition and award-winning publication Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, which debuted at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2020 and then traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2022. Schapiro holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master’s from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.