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I am a historian who loves to write and tell a story. The history I am especially interested in is Middle Eastern, European, entangled, transnational, Turkish, Ottoman, about discourses, violence, wars, and genocide.

My day job is being a Professor of History at the University of Haifa. There I am also head of the Haifa Center for German and European Studies. I also am one of the three editors of the Journal of Holocaust Research (with Michal Aharony and Gavriel Rosenfeld).


Before coming to Haifa, I was a Polonsky Fellow at the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem. I was a lecturer ​at the University of Regensburg (2010-2011) and the Free University Berlin (2005-2007). I also worked at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Brunswick, Germany (2003-2007).

I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge (where I was supervised by Sir Richard Evans). I also have a five-year MA degree from the Free University Berlin and a BA from Queen Mary, London.



Haifa Center for German and European Studies

University of Haifa

199 Abba Khoushy Avenue, Mount Carmel 

Haifa 3498838


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