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Dr. Meredith Scott

Associate Professor of History

Department of History

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Contact Information

(719) 333-4059



Meredith Scott is a historian of European, Jewish, and global history. Her research focuses on human rights, refugee crises, and community activism in modern France. In addition to publications in such journals as French History, Urban History, and French Politics, Culture, and Society, her book, The Lifeline: Salomon Grumbach and the Quest for Safety (Brill, June 2022) examines interwar Jewish activism in the realms of human rights, refugees, and democracy. Currently, she is the co-editor of the upcoming Jewish Ideas of France with Routledge. Her next project will examine the experiences of North African Jews in France during the second half of the twentieth century.


PhD, European History, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. (2012)

MA, European History, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. (2009)

BA, French & International Studies, Millersville University, Millersville, Pa. (2000)

Professional Experience

Lecturer, York College of PA, York, Pa.(2012-2018)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pa.(2013-2014, 2011-2012)

Lecturer, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. (2009-2017)

Intern, Hagley Museum & Archives, Wilmington, Del.(2009-2010)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Modern Europe & France

Jewish History

Transnational/Regional History

The Holocaust


The Lifeline: Salomon Grumbach and the Jewish Quest for Safety. In Progress.

Article in Progress: “Voices from the Abyss: Refugees and French Internment Camps at the Outset of World War II”

“Republicanism on the Borders: Jewish Activism & the Refugee Crisis in 1930s Strasbourg and Nice” in Urban History – Part of a special section titled “Beyond the Pletzl: Jewish Urban Histories in Interwar France” (2016)

“Beyond the Pletzl: Jewish Urban Histories in Interwar France”, co-authored with Nick Underwood, Erin Corber, and Nadia Milanovich, introduction to special section in Urban History (2016)

“Networks and Refugees: Salomon Grumbach’s Activism in Late Third Republic France” in French History (2014)

Archival Research Guide:
“Internationalization and Globalization of Cultural and Economic History” (2010), Research Guide for Hagley Museum and Library Archives