Saskia Coenen Snyder Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)
Dr. Coenen Snyder will be working on her second book project, Diasporic Gems: Diamonds, Jews, and Nineteenth-Century Global Commerce, which examines the role of Jews in the transatlantic diamond trade. This project received the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award and the University of South Carolina's Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) grant in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her article, "'As Long As It Sparkles!' The Diamond Industry in Nineteenth-Century Amsterdam," which is based on one of her book chapters, will be published by the scholarly journal Jewish Social Studies next fall.
Dr. Coenen Snyder, who also serves as the Associate Director of the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, teaches undergraduate classes and senior seminars in Modern Jewish History, the Holocaust, the History and Legacy of Anne Frank, Western Civilization, and Nineteenth-Century Europe.