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Leora Auslander is Professor of European Social History and Founding Director of the Center for Gender Studies. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of material culture, the history and theory of the everyday, gender history and theory, histories and theories of citizenship and national belonging, and most recently, of minority diasporic cultures, particularly that of the Jews. Her ongoing book project, Strangers at Home, is a comparative analysis of Paris and Berlin in the twentieth century, and her most recent area of research is at the intersection of Jewish history and material culture, including publications on Jewish taste and the aesthetics of everyday life in Paris and Berlin, Jews in Postwar Paris, and the question when a cultural practice is Jewish. Her teaching includes a civilization course on “European Judaism as Minority Diasporic Culture.”


Past Courses

CRES 28704. Race in the Twentieth Century Atlantic World. Spring 2011, Autumn 2012.

GNDR 10100. Problems in Gender Studies – I. Winter 2011.

GNDR 53400. Gender and Sex in Modern Europe – I. Autumn 2011.

GNDR 53500. Gender and Sex in Modern Europe – II. Winter 2012.

GNSE 10100. Problems in the Study of Gender. Autumn 2012.

HIST 502. Race/Gender/Nation. Spring 2001, Winter 2002

HIST 741. Metropolitan/Colonial Europe: 1798-2000. Autumn 2000

HIST 904. European Gender History: 1798-2000. Spring 2000, Winter 2001

HIST 2270. Jewish Life in France and Germany. Autumn 2001

HIST 22701/32701. European Judaism as a Minority Cult. Winter 2004, Spring 2010.

HIST 23303. Europe: 1930-Present. Spring 2005, Spring 2010.

HIST 23402. Modern Jewish Thought. Winter 2004.

HIST 29306. Problems in the Study of Gender. Winter 2011.

HIST 52902. The Politicis of Commemoration. Autumn 2010.

HIST 53301. Gender in Europe. Autumn 2007.

HIST 57101. Memory, Identity, and Ideology. Winter 2011.

HIST 73201. France & Central European Religion and Politics. Autumn 2006, Winter 2007

HIST 73801. Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism in Europe. Winter 2008

HIST 74201. The Politics of Everyday Life. Autumn 2009, Winter 2010.

HIST 81601. Imperial Encounters – I. Autumn 2013.

HIST 81602. Imperial Encounters – II. Winter 2014.

HIST 91400. Modern European Social History. Winter 2000, Winter 2001, Spring 2001, Autumn 2001, Winter 2002

JWSC 20002. Jewish History and Society II. Winter 2012.

JWSC 20003. Jewish History and Society III: European Judaism as Minority Diasporic Culture. Spring 2008, Spring 2012.

SOSC 12200. Self, Culture, and Society. Winter 2005