AboutMy research focuses on Jewish cultural history in modern Central and Western Europe. In particular, I am interested in how film, photography, literature, law, and gender engage Jewish difference. Currently, I serve as Contributing Editor for the Leo Baeck Institute Year-Book, the journal devoted to Central European Jewish history and culture.
EducationPhD, German Studies, Yale University, 2004
MA, German Studies, Yale University, 2000
MA, Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1997
BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1991
PublicationsBecoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012 Holocaust Representations in History: An Introduction, with Daniel H. Magilow. London: Bloomsbury, 2015 Jews, Jewish Difference and Austrian Culture: Literary and Historical Perspectives, ed. and intr. with Deborah Holmes, Austrian Studies 24 (2016) Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City, ed. and intr. with Arijit Sen. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014 Interwar Vienna: Culture between Tradition and Modernity, ed. and intr. with Deborah Holmes. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2009
ProjectsThe Postwar Antisemite: Culture and Complicity in Austria and Germany, 1945-1965
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesInvited lecture, “The Postwar Antisemite: Culture and Complicity in Central European Cinema after the Holocaust,” Franklin University, Lugano, Switzerland, November 6, 2018 Invited to present at the symposium “Freud and the Émigré: Austrian Émigrés and Exiles and the Legacy of Psychoanalysis in Britain, 1930s-1950s,” Vienna, Austria, November 8-9, 2018.
MembershipsAmerican Historical Association
Association for Jewish Studies
Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities
Austrian Studies Association
European Association for Jewish Studies
German Studies Association