Lisa Silverman

Lisa Silverman

  • Associate Professor, History


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. “Rethinking Jews, Antisemitism, and Jewish Difference in Postwar Germany.” The Future of the German Jewish Past: Memory and the Question of Antisemitism. Ed. Gideon Reuveni and Diana Franklin. Purdue University Press, (2021): 135-146.
Silverman, Lisa. “Der Film ohne Juden: G.W. Pabst's Die Freudlose Gasse (1925).” Rethinking Jewishness in Weimar Cinema. Ed. Barbara Hales and Valerie Weinstein. Berghahn Books, (2020): 178-195.
Silverman, Lisa, and Magilow, Daniel H. Holocaust Representations in History: an Introduction (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2019.
Silverman, Lisa. Revealing Jews: Culture and Visibility in Modern Central Europe. 36.1 Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, 2018: 134-160.
Silverman, Lisa, and Holmes, Deborah, eds. Jews, Jewish Difference, and Austrian Culture. Volume 24. Austrian Studies, 2016.
Silverman, Lisa. Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars. Oxford University Press, 2012.