My 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.



PhD, German Studies, Yale University, 2004

MA, German Studies, Yale University, 2000

MA, Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1997

BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1991


The Postwar Antisemite: Culture and Complicity in Austria and Germany, 1945-1965


American 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

Lisa Silverman

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