Richard Libowitz received his Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University. His primary research field is the Holocaust, with particular interest in the means by which the story is told, via memoirs, novels, and films. Libowitz is the author/editor of a dozen books. The most recent, Crowns, Crosses, and Stars, will be published in 2012. He serves on the editorial board of Studies in Shoah (Purdue UP), is an Associate Trustee of the Jewish Publication Society, and is Executive Director of the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. Libowitz received the Violet B. Ketels Award for Excellence in Teaching and Extraordinary Service to the IH Program in 2008.