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Lisa Leff Professor Department of History

PhD University of Chicago
MA, University of Chicago
BA, Oberlin College

Lisa Leff is a historian of European and Jewish history, specializing in the history of Jews in France. She is the author of Sacred Bonds of Solidarity: The Rise of Jewish Internationalism in Nineteenth Century France (2006), Colonialism and the Jews (2017) and The Archive Thief: the Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust (2015), which received the 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature. She was named American University's 2017 Scholar-Teacher of the Year.
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Spring 2023

  • HIST-720 Colloq: Mod Europe 1789-1900

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement: Paris University

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Historical Association

  • Association for Jewish Studies

  • Society for French Historical Studies