About Stephenie A. Young
Currently a faculty research associate at the Salem State University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and an associate professor in the English Department, I joined the faculty in the fall of 2008. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach.
My current book project, The Forensics of Memorialization, is about the "forensic imagination," and how forensic materials (objects as evidence) have been used to develop visual narratives that shape the discourse of memory politics in post-conflict former Yugoslavia. I am also working on several other projects including an essay on links between generational memory and forensic evidence in Courtney Angela Brkic's creative autobiography The Stone Fields; another that is a photo/text essay about architectural ruins and abandoned spaces as the remains of memory in post-Soviet Georgia; also a multimedia/book project with artist Vladimir Miladinovic, which primarily focuses on his artwork about evidence and its absence at mass graves sites created during the 1990s wars in the Balkans.
Please see my faculty profile: directory.salemstate.edu/profile/stephenie.young