|PhD||2004 / University of Helsinki|
Dr Simo Muir is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Leeds in AHRC funded project ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’.
He received his Ph.D. in Yiddish linguistics at the University of Helsinki in 2004, and has published widely on Jewish history in Finland. Between 2010 and 2014 he was a researcher in the Finnish Academy-funded project ‘Cultures of Silence,’ which focused on Finnish historiography of the Holocaust.
Muir is a contributing co-editor with Hana Worthen of Finland’s Holocaust: Silences of History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). His latest articles include “The Plan to Rescue Finnish Jews in 1944” (Holocaust and Genocide Studies 30/1, 2016) and “’Not on the Jewish Migration Route’: Finland and Polish Holocaust Survivors” (Yad Vashem Studies 44/1, 2016).