Marc Volovici is Alfred Landecker Lecturer at the University of Haifa’s Department of Jewish History. He previously served as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and the Department of History at Birkbeck, University of London.
Marc’s research interests lie in modern Jewish politics and culture in central and eastern Europe, antisemitism, and the Holocaust. He is the author of German as a Jewish Problem: The Language Politics of Jewish Nationalism (Stanford University Press, 2020), which traces the Jewish history of the German language from the late nineteenth century to the aftermath of the Holocaust, using it as a prism for understanding the historical, religious, and ideological tensions embedded in Jewish nationalism. Together with David Feldman, Marc is the co-editor of Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the Politics of Definition (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, 2023). He served as an academic advisor and co-edited, together with Joanne Rosenthal, the catalogue for the exhibition Jews, Money, Myth, staged at the Jewish Museum London, in collaboration with the Institute, in 2019.
Marc’s new project examines the political and ethical tensions underlying the practice of public self-criticism in Jewish politics in Central and Eastern Europe from the interwar period to the aftermath of the Holocaust.