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Foto: Gesine Born, Berlin

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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 cultural studies 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

Simon-Dubnow-Institute, University of Leipzig (2017)

Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, Humboldt University Berlin (2015)

Bucerius-Institute, University of Haifa (2014)