I am a historian of Eurasia at Yale University, where I am currently writing my doctoral dissertation. I study the region that stretches from Central Europe to Central Asia and from Eastern Europe to the Middle East in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Family life, labor, education, youth, and social stratification are themes that guide me as I navigate these vast territories.
In 2023–24, I am away from New Haven on various fellowships. I spend the Summer 2023 as a Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana, Fall 2023 at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and Spring 2024 as a Visiting Profesor at the University of Hradec Králové’s Historical Institute. I was lucky to be in residence at the Open Society Archives in Budapest and the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.
Through my teaching, I bring my interest in the way people build their lives and make sense of the world to students of various backgrounds. To even wider audiences I strive to write whenever my expertise can shed light on contemporary problems. I have been doing so in my native Hebrew, in English, and in an increasing number of European, Middle Eastern, and Eurasian languages.