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German Studies

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

University of Manchester


M13 9PL


I am a literary and film scholar working on modern German-Jewish culture, with a particular focus on issues of gender and sexuality. My special interests lie in Holocaust representations and contemporary German-Jewish culture in the European and global context. My general research and teaching interests are in 19th and 20th century German culture into the present.

Academic Training

MA (1992), PhD (1997) German Studies, Cornell University

Grundstudium Theatre Arts, German Studies and Jewish Studies, Free University Berlin (1985-1989)

Previous Posts Held

Director of Research and Educational Programmes, Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex (1998-2000)

Research Fellow and Project Coordinator, Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1995-1995

Recent Visiting Fellowships

Humboldt University Berlin (2015)

University of Haifa (2014)

Service on national or international committees of learned and professional societies

2011 to date: International Executive Board of the consortium of Leo Baeck Institutes London, New York, Berlin and Jerusalem

2010 to date: Board of Directors and Trustees, Leo Baeck Institute London

2008 to date: Advisory Board of the Leo Baeck Institute London

2008 to date: Selection Committee of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Bonn

2000 to date: Academic Advisory Board of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex

2009-2010: International Advisory Board of the Research Workshop of the Israeli Science Foundation Jews / Color / Race, held at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 6-10 June, 2010