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Silverman, Lisa

Associate Professor


PhD, Yale University
MA, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
BA, Yale University

Research Interests

Modern European Jewish history
German and Austrian cultural history
Photography and Visual Culture

Teaching Areas

Jewish History from Antiquity to the Present
Modern European Jewish history and culture
Holocaust History and Representation

Courses Offered

Hist/Jewish 358 - The Jews of Modern Europe - History and Culture
Hist 364 - History of the Holocaust
Hist/Jewish 379 - Introduction to Jewish History
Hist 398 - Challenges in Holocaust History and Representation
Hist 950 - Holocaust History and Memory

Selected Publications

Silverman, Lisa, and Magilow, Daniel H. Holocaust Representations in History: an Introduction (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2020.
Silverman, Lisa. “On Jews and Property in Provincial Central Europe: Leopold Kompert’s 1848 Publications.” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 18.4 (2019): 424-442.
Silverman, Lisa. “Revealing Jews: Culture and Visibility in Modern Central Europe.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 36.1 (2018): 134-160.
Silverman, Lisa, and Holmes, Deborah, eds. Jews, Jewish Difference, and Austrian Culture. 24. Austrian Studies, 2016.
Silverman, Lisa, and Magilow, Daniel H. Holocaust Representations in History: an Introduction. Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2015.
Silverman, Lisa. “Leopoldstadt, Judenplatz, and Beyond: Rethinking Vienna’s Jewish Spaces.” East Central Europe 42.2-3 (2015): 249-267.
Silverman, Lisa, and Sen, Arijit, eds. Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City. Indiana University Press, 2014.