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Associate Professor of History, Cooper Union; Associate at the Remarque Center for European Studies, New York University

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Spring 2002


Atina Grossmann is Professor of History in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union in New York City, where she teaches Modern German and European History, and Gender Studies. A graduate of the City College of New York (BA) and Rutgers University (PhD), she has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, German Marshall Fund, American Council of Learned Societies, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the American Academy in Berlin, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Spring 2012). Publications include Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950 (1995), and co-edited volumes on Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century (2002) and After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in Germany and Europe (2009), as well as articles on gender and modernity in interwar Germany and history and memory in postwar Germany. Her book Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany (Princeton, 2007; in German, Wallstein Verlag, 2011) was awarded the George L. Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association. Her current research is entitled “Transnational Jewish refugee Stories: Soviet Central Asia, Iran, and India as Sites of Refuge and Relief for European Jews During World War II.”