A headshot of Dr Paula Chan

Dr Paula Chan

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow since 2023

I am a historian of the Soviet Union whose research centers on Stalinism, World War II, the Holocaust, and their intertwined aftermaths. My current book manuscript, Eyes on the Ground: Soviet Investigations of the Nazi Occupation, examines the Extraordinary State Commission established by Stalin’s government in 1942 to gather documentation of Axis war crimes. My second book project, tentatively titled Jewish Choices in Soviet Riga, is a collective biography of Holocaust survivors who worked for Soviet state security organs after World War II only then to be prosecuted themselves in the course of antisemitic repressions during Stalin’s final years. Prior to earning my doctorate, I worked as a digital archivist.