Jewish History

The Jewish history program in the Corcoran Department of History puts a special emphasis on linking traditional subjects, such as Zionism, antisemitism, and the Holocaust to emerging fields, including human rights history, genocide studieslegal history, and the new diplomatic history.  We work in modern Jewish history, with geographical foci on Eastern Europe and RussiaIsraelthe United States, as well as in twentieth-century Jewish international history, collaborating actively with colleagues in related departments and programs, including the interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Programthe Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the German Department and the Center for German Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies.

The study of Jewish history at the University is considerably enhanced by the vibrant community of Jewish Studies doctoral students, particularly in the longstanding programs in Judaism and comparative religious studies in the Department of Religion and the German Department. Other University resources include the Miller Center, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and the Legal History workshop co-directed by UVA Law and History faculty.


Associate Professor of German and History, Director, European Studies Program, Director, Center for German Studies
NCH 233
Office Hours: M, 10:30AM-12:30PM
Themes: Cultural and Social History, Environmental History, Genocide & Violence, Intellectual History & History of Ideas, Jewish History, Political History, Race & Ethnicity, Transnational and Diplomatic History


Graduate Student