On leave for research at Vanderbilt University, Nashville (Tennessee) - Feodor-Lynen-Postdoc-Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through July 2020).
Modern Jewish cultural history and history of ideas; American Judaism; continuance of East Jewish tradition in western Judaism in the 20th century.
Topic of dissertation:
"Turning a Lost World Into a Usable Past: How American Jews at Mid-20th-Century Re-Invented Their East European History" (at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York)
“Role Models or Foils for American Jews? ‘The Eternal Light,’ the Displaced Persons, and the Search for Jewish Distinctiveness in Mid-20th-Century America.” American Jewish History, vol. 96, no. 4 (December 2010): 265-286.