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

Blog Posts


    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

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