Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of History
Former Chair, Jewish Studies Program
Former Chair, History Department
Former Co-chair, Women's Studies
- BA: Brandeis University; MA and Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Past Jewish Studies Courses Taught
- JWST 30: "A History of the Jewish Immigrant Life in the United States, Latin America and Africa" (together with Annelise Orleck)
- JWST 37/CL 64/HIST 6: "Representing the Holocaust: History, Memory and Survival"
- JWST 80: Emancipation and Exclusion: the Jewish and Black Experiences in Europe and the Americas"
- JWST 82/HIST 6: The Voices of the Witness: History, Literature, Law
Recent books or articles published:
- Leo Spitzer is the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of History at Dartmouth College. His most recent book is Hotel Bolivia: The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism (Hill & Wang: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998). He is also the author of Lives in Between: Assimilation and Marginality in Austria, Brazil and West Africa (Cambridge, 1990; reprinted 1999, Hill & Wang), The Creoles of Sierra Leone: Responses to Colonialism (Wisconsin 1974), and is co-editor with Mieke Bal and Jonathan Crewe of Acts of Memory: Cultural Recall in the Present (UPNE, 1999).
- He was the Lucius Littauer Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1992-93) and has been the recipient of John Simon Guggenheim, Ford, Social Science Research Council, Whiting, N.E.H., and Rockefeller Foundation awards and fellowships. In 1996-98, he was a National Humanities Center Distinguished Lecturer. He is currently working in collaboration with Marianne Hirsch on a book, Czernowitz Crossroads: Four Jewish Families Before, During, and After the Holocaust.