Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, and Co-Director, Refugee Voices: The Association of Jewish Refugees Audio-Visual Testimony Archive, London, U.K.
Bea Lewkowicz is a social anthropologist and oral historian. After studies in Cologne and Cambridge, she received her PhD from the London School of Economics. Her thesis on the Jewish Community of Salonika was published in 2006 as The Jewish Community of Salonika. History. Memory. Identity. She has co-directed the AJR Refugee Voices Audio- Visual Testimony Archive and is currently the director of Sephardi Voices UK. She has directed and produced many testimony-based films for projects and exhibitions, among them Refugee Experiences, on permanent display in the re-opened history gallery of the Jewish Museum London. In 2011 she curated the photographic/video exhibition Double Exposure: Jewish Refugees from Austria in Britain, which was shown in London and Vienna.