My teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of Philosophy, Sociology and Politics. I received my PhD (1997) and MA (1993) in Sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York.

I have written three monographs. In the first, Ambiguous Memory: the Nazi Past and German National Identity, (Praeger 2001) I argued that German memory followed two trajectories: a universalization of the past in the East and an internalization of the past in the West. The book focused on a comparative study of how the Nazi past and the Holocaust were remembered in official speeches and memorials in the two Germany’s during the 1980s and in u…

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