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Sophie Bartholomew

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sophie Bartholomew returned to West Philadelphia after graduating from Boston University magna cum laude with a degree in Art History. As an undergraduate she studied the visual expression of power in material culture, writing papers about violence and the body in artworks by Latin American women artists, and the art of translation in the period of Spanish-Nahua encounter. She spent a semester at the Courtauld Institute of Art and traveled to Berlin on a Henry J and Carole Pinkney Research Scholarship to continue her study of Yiddish language.

Sophie is interested in the preservation and interpretation of community histories through oral histories and archival ephemera. She has worked at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, and conducted research at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA on Yiddish children's periodicals. As a Field Fellow for the Wexler Oral History Project, Sophie conducts interviews about Yiddish language and culture.

Since returning to Philadelphia, Sophie has worked with community organizing groups focused on building solidarity among Philadelphians and fighting for a better Philadelphia for all.

Curatorial Fellow

Slought
4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
slought.org ecomberg@sloughtfoundation.org
+1.215.701.4627


Primary programs
Local
Sep 20, 2020 – Feb 18, 2021

An archival project and exhibition about everyday life during the pandemic

Values
Feb 26, 2021 – Apr 30, 2021

An activist ethnography with photographer Laurence Salzmann and families in Philadelphia from the Mexican state of Puebla

Values
Global
Begins Jul 27, 2020

A mutual aid fund for staff and collaborators in need of financial relief

Values
Begins Jul 20, 2020

An initiative fostering clinician well-being and a humanistic practice of medicine

Values
Cloud
Jul 4, 2020 – Nov 3, 2020

A Voter's Guide to the issues and urgencies at stake in the coming election

Values
Jun 19, 2020 – Aug 1, 2020

Resources for the struggle against anti-Black racism and subjugation in all its forms

Values