Associate Professor of History
Office: Administration Building, Room 358
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m., 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.; Friday, 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Ph.D., Brandeis University; A.M., Boston College; B.A., Simmons College
My own work has focused on the relationships between culture and politics. What has art said to authority in the context of fascism, communism, imperialism? Can culture save? I have also done specialized work in European racism.
Courses I Teach
- HIST1108 - World History to 1500
- HIST1109 - Modern World History
- HIST2119 - Nineteenth-Century Europe
- HIST2120 - Europe in the Era of World War
- HIST2124 - History through Fiction: Event and Imagination
- HIST2127 - Religion, Society and Europe
- HIST2140 - History of the Modern Middle East
- HIST3119 - Individual and Society in European History
- HIST3504 - From Lenin to Putin: A History of the Soviet Union and its Collapse
Publications + Presentations
Through a Lens Darkly: Films of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
Essay, "The Architecture of Doom (Peter Cohen, 1991): Blueprint for Annihilation"
Peter Lang Publishing; First edition (2013)
Max Nordau's Fin-de-Siècle Romance of Race
Studies in German Jewish History (Book 4)
Peter Lang Publishing (August 15, 2005)
- "Honor, Judaism, Modern Judaism" in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (2015). published by DeGruyter.
- April 2016: Presented on "Gentleman's Agreement" in world historical perspective at the New England Regional World History Association
- November 2015: Presented a paper at the PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) on Bildung and the Holocaust