Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

Lucas Wilson, after completing his BA in English, summa cum laude, and returning to his home province of Ontario, went on to complete his MA in English from McMaster University. He continued his studies at Vanderbilt University, completed his MTS with a Certificate in Jewish Studies, and received The Academic Achievement Award for graduating first in his program.

He then taught for a year as an assisting faculty member at Lipscomb University, teaching both literature and composition. Lucas is currently a Presidential Fellow and a PhD student at Florida Atlantic University, studying with Alan Berger and working on a dissertation that explores representations of domestic space and the transmission of postmemory in second-generation Holocaust literature and oral history.

He has received several scholarships and awards, including an Edwin L. Stockton, Jr., Graduate Scholarship from Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, a Zaglembier Society Scholarship awarded by The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, an Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellowship, a Charleston Research Fellowship, a New York Public Library Short-Term Research Fellowship, and a Vanderbilt Imagination Grant.

Beyond second-generation Holocaust studies and Holocaust studies more broadly, Lucas’ research interests include modern and contemporary Canadian and U.S. literature, religion and literature, Jewish-Christian relations, and Christian theology.