Michael Berkowitz

Professor Michael Berkowitz received his BA (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Hobart College (Geneva, New York) and his MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin. At Wisconsin he studied under George L. Mosse.

Professor Berkowitz has held fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, and the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. Before coming to UCL he taught at the University of Chicago, Ohio State University, the University of Judaism, and St. Lawrence University (Canton, New York).

Professor Berkowitz’s current research interests include modern Jewish identity formation and political self-representations, 1881-1948; art, politics, and culture; the politics of religion in Mandate Palestine; perceptions of social deviance among Jewry from early modern times to the present; Jews and German culture; ties between charity and nationalism; and modes of understanding and mis-understanding the Holocaust.


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