Recent Talks & Papers

2019 “Kampf um Raum: The Raumwirtschaft and Place-Making in the Theresienstadt Ghetto,” paper for the Filmfragmente und Zeitzeugenberichte: Mythos, Historiographie und Soziologie des Ghettos und Durchgangslagers Theresienstadt conference, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, Germany
2019 “From ‘Palestine Style’ to Rooted German Architecture: The Legacy of the Bauhaus in Nazi Germany,” lecture for the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius & Gerda Henkel Foundation’s History Takes Place– Dynamics of Urban Change summer school, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
2019 "Berlin’s Bülowplatz: An Early Case of ‘Entjudung’ in Nazi Germany,” paper for the German-Israeli Research Workshop on New Trends in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
2019 “Space & Place in the Theresienstadt Ghetto: New Avenues for Research,” paper for Theresienstadt Ghetto workshop, Jewish Museum , Prague, Czech Republic
2019 “Degenerate Spaces in Nazi Germany,” talk at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
2019 “The ‘Liberated City’: Transforming Berlin from Red to Brown in 1933,” paper for the Shadow Places: Urban Strategies of Dealing with Painful Pasts conference, German Historical Institute Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
2018 “Pubs as Limited Sites of Transgression in Nazi Berlin: Communists, Socialists, Homosexuals, and Jews,” presentation at the German Studies Association conference, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 “Making the Altreich ‘judenrein’: Excluding Jews from their Homeland,” paper for the 4th International Graduate Conference on Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Clark University, Worcester, MA
2018 “Exterminating ‘Judeo-Bolshevism’ from the cityscape: Berlin’s Bülowplatz and the Scheunenviertel,” paper for the Home as a Place for Anti-Jewish Persecution in European Cities 1933-1945 conference, American University of Paris, Paris, France
2017 “Making the Altreich ‘judenrein’: Excluding Jews from their Homeland in Nazi Germany,” presentation for the Holocaust Research and the Spatial Turn workshop, The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
2017 “Constructing Difference: Marking ‘Jewish Spaces’ and Excluding Jews from their Homeland,” paper for the Holocaust Studies after the Spatial Turn workshop, Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Bristol & Holocaust Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
2017 “Gaststätten in Nazi Berlin: Pubs and Cafes as Sites of Transgressions,” paper for the 2017 German Historical Institute’s Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar, Hamburg, Germany
2017 “Excluding Jews from their Homeland and Erasing ‘Jewish Spaces’ in Nazi Germany,” talk at the USC Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2016 “Exterminating ‘Judeo-Bolshevism’ from the Cityscape: Berlin’s Bülowplatz and the Scheunenviertel,” presentation for the Research Colloquium for the History of National Socialism, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2016 “‘Germanizing’ the Built Environment: Coordinating Everyday Architecture in Nazi Germany,” presentation at the German Studies Association Conference, San Diego, CA