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Assistant Professor of History, Yale University

Berthold Leibinger Fellow - Class of Spring 2019


Jennifer Allen is an assistant professor of history at Yale University. She received a BA in political and social thought from the University of Virginia, and an MA and PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been funded by the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History, in Munich; the German Academic Exchange Service; the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies at the University of California, San Diego, with support from the Thyssen Foundation; the MacMillan Center and Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University; and the Institutes for European Studies and International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. A specialist on modern Germany, with a particular interest in late twentieth-century cultural practices, Allen has also traced how Germany’s recent grassroots commemorative practices became a model for international communities as diverse as those in Moscow and Buenos Aires, as citizens around the world have worked to create decentralized public monuments to the victims of mass atrocities.

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