Elissa Bemporad is the Jerry and William Ungar Chair in East European Jewish History and the Holocaust, and professor of history at Queens College and The Graduate Center — CUNY. She is the author of the award-winning Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (Indiana University Press, 2013, National Jewish Book Award, Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, and runner-up Jordan Schnitzer Prize in Modern Jewish History). Elissa is the co-editor of two volumes: Women and Genocide: Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators (Indiana University Press, 2018); and Pogroms: A Documentary History of Anti-Jewish Violence (forthcoming with Oxford University Press, with Gene Avrutin). She has recently been a recipient of an NEH Fellowship and a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. Elissa’s projects in progress include research for a biography of Ester Frumkin, the most prominent Jewish female political activist and public figure in late Imperial Russia and in the early Soviet Union; and the first volume of the six-volume history entitled A Comprehensive History of the Jews in the Soviet Union, which will be published with NYU Press. Elisssa’s new book, entitled Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets, has just appeared with Oxford University Press.