Exhibit on Jewish Life in Germany Today

Together with my colleagues Martin Blatt (History), Jennifer Sartori (Jewish Studies), and Diana Erinna (World Languages) - and with sponsorship from the German Embassy in Washington D.C. - I curated a series of events on the topic of Jewish life in Germany today. At the heart of these events is an exhibit that features biographical sketches … Continue reading Exhibit on Jewish Life in Germany Today


Dialogue of Civilizations 2017-now open for applicants

The application cycle for the Summer 2017 Dialogue of Civilizations program is now open.  Take a look at the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Program that I will lead to Germany in Summer 2. Information Sessions |  Thursday, October 20 @3pm & Wednesday, November 2 @11am, both in 956  Dialogue Fair | Thursday, October 27 @11 (to 2pm), Curry Center … Continue reading Dialogue of Civilizations 2017-now open for applicants

Debating Trigger Warnings

This year's Collaborative Research Cluster that I co-lead with Gordana Rabrenovic, tackles the theme of Crisis & Pedagogy.  We kicked off our topic with an open discussion on the role, use, promise, and critique of the concept of trigger warnings and against the backdrop of the lively, nation-wide debate on trigger warnings here, here, here, and here. At the meeting, faculty … Continue reading Debating Trigger Warnings


The problem with remembering/forgetting

A few months back, I found out that Joachim von Ribbentrop - former Reich’s Minister of Foreign Affairs under Hitler’s Nazi Regime and the first to be sentenced to death by hanging at the notorious Nuremberg Trials  - now has a gravestone to his name on a local commentary in my home town in Germany.  Read my … Continue reading The problem with remembering/forgetting