My research interests are quite varied, and include a wide range of regions, topics, and historical periods. But running through it all is a fascination with the logic and limits of political authority.
My book, Hegemony and the Holocaust: State Power and Jewish Survival in Occupied Europe (Palgrave Press, forthcoming), examines why more Jewish people survived in some German-occupied countries compared to others during World War II? The answer is not what you might expect, and forces us to reconsider everything from our understanding of politics and history, to the moral and ethical questions that arise from warfare, imperialism, genocide, and state-sponsored violence.
Other recent publications include:
“Explaining the Intensity of the Arab Spring.” Digest of Middle East Studies. Vol. 24: No. 1 (Spring 2015): pp. 26-46. Co-authored with Chonghyun “Christie” Byun.
“International Hierarchy and the Final Solution.” In Global Perspectives on the Holocaust: History, Identity and Legacy. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015): 136-159.
“Democratic Transition and Electoral Choice: The Legacy of One-Party Rule in Hungry and Poland.” Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences. Vol. 16: No. 1 (Fall/Winter 2013): 87-102.
“The Banality of Goodness: Collaboration and Compromise in the Rescue of Denmark’s Jews.”
In The Journal of Jewish Identities. Vol. 6: No. 2 (July 2013): 41-66.
“The Bystander in Holocaust History and Education.”
In Forum 21: European Journal on Child and Youth Research. No. 7 (June 2011): pp. 28-35.
For a complete and up-to-date list of publications, please email me.
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