Leora Auslander

Berthold Leibinger Fellow - Class of Fall 2008

Professor of European Social History, University of Chicago

American Academy Project: Strangers at Home: Jewish Parisians and Berliners in the Twentieth Century
Current Institution Affiliation: University of Chicago
Current Location: Illinois


Leora Auslander, professor of European social history and Jewish studies at the University of Chicago and an expert on material culture and gender in Europe, has been a consistent advocate for a culture-focused approach to writing history. She is best known for her expansive history on changing furniture style in France, Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France (University of California Press, 1996), which illuminates the relationship among economics, politics, and culture in France from the seventeenth century to World War I. Her most recent