D.Phil in Modern History (University of Oxford, 2002)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows (University of Michigan, 2004-7)

Other Publications


Music in the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2005)

From Things Lost: Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust (Wayne State University Press, 2017)

Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World, co-edited with Avril Alba (Wayne State University Press, forthcoming 2018)



‘Remembering the Racial State: Holocaust Memory in Post-Apartheid South Africa’ in Jacob S. Eder, Philipp Gassert and Alan Steinweis, eds. Holocaust Memory in a Globalizing World (Gottingen, DE: Wallstein Verlag, 2016), pp. 199-214.

‘Anne Frank in South Africa: Remembering the Holocaust During and After Apartheid’. Holocaust and Genocide Studies 26/3 (2012), pp. 366-393.

‘Music in the Nazi Ghettos and Camps’, in Jonathan C. Friedman, ed., The Routledge History of the Holocaust (London: Routledge, 2011), pp. 436-451.

‘Jews and the Racial State: Legacies of the Holocaust in Apartheid South Africa 1945-1960’. Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society 16/3 (2010), pp. 32-64.

‘‘‘We Long for a Home”: Songs and Survival among Jewish Displaced Persons’, in “We Are Here”: New Approaches to Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany (2010), ed. A. J. Patt & M. Berkowitz. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, pp. 289-307.

‘Buried Monuments: Yiddish Songs and Holocaust Memory’. History Workshop Journal 66 (2008), pp. 107-128.

‘Singing Against Apartheid: ANC Cultural Groups and the International Anti-Apartheid Struggle’. Journal of Southern African Studies 33/2 (2007), pp. 421-441.

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