Ezra Rudolph

Visiting Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
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Biographical Summary

Ezra Rudolph joined the GHI as a Doctoral Visiting Fellow in September 2023. Their dissertation project at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen focusses on survivors of terrorism who became public stakeholders in Germany and the United States since the 1980s, touching fields of Political, Emotional and Moral History, as well as questions of national cultures of victimhood, sacrifice, and heroism.

From 2012 to 2019, Ezra studied History and German Philology in Göttingen, including an Internship at the GHI in 2019. They hold a bachelor’s degree in history and German philology, and a master’s degree in education. Since 2020 they’re co-leading the research project “Who deserves our sympathy – Victims and Terrorism and Society in the Modern Age” together with Prof. Petra Terhoeven, in which they produce a podcast and acted in an advisory function for the German federal government. Since 2022 they are training undergrads at the University of Göttingen in topics and methods of Cultural and Contemporary History.

Ezra is passionate about the communication of knowledge and consider themself an evidence-based storyteller. They love to travel for research, which brought them to Oxford, London, Paris, New York, and Tel Aviv, where they presented their work, interviewed witnesses, or observed memorial practices.  In their non-academic life Ezra volunteers as an antidiscrimination-coach for educational institutions and is active in environmental politics.

Follow Ezra on Twitter @destotrotz

Main Areas of Interest

  • Transnational History of Terrorism
  • Contemporary History of National Communities and Nationalism
  • History of Social Movements and Political Peoplehood
  • Memory Cultures
  • Gender History