Maiken UmbachMA, PhD, FrHistS is Professor of Modern History at the University of Nottingham. Educated at Cambridge, she taught at Cambridge and Manchester for 15 years before joining Nottingham in 2011. She has also held visiting appointments at Harvard, Berlin, Munich (IFZ), UPF Barcelon and the Australian National University. 

Maiken specialises in the use of images as historical sources. She currently directs a large-multi-disciplinary research project on 'Photography as Political Practice in National Socialism', which was selected as anti-racism project of the year by the Government body UK Research & Innovation. Her latest book Photography, Migration and Identity uses private Jewish family photographs to reassess the response of Jewish communities to Nazi persecution. 

Maiken has worked closely with the National Holocaust Centreans Museum since 2011, co-creating the multi-media exhibition 'The Eye as Witness: Recording the Holocaust'. She also works with a range of Holocaust museums, artists and film makers, internationally to improve the way we use visual media to commemorate and teach about the Holocaust, National Socialism and contemporary Antisemitism.