Sheer Ganor

Tandem Fellow in the History of Migration

Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington
Institute of European Studies | University of California, Berkeley | 249 Moses Hall | Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
Phone +1.510.643-4558

Biographical Summary

Sheer Ganor is a historian of German-speaking Jewry and modern Germany. Her work focuses on the nexus of forced migration, memory and cultural identities. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled "In Scattered Formation: Displacement, Alignment and the German-Jewish Diaspora." This study traces the emergence of a transnational diasporic network of Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi Germany and its annexed territories. Her research has been supported by a variety of institutions, including the Central European History Society and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Sheer received her PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2019. Beginning in August 2020, she will join the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, as an Assistant Professor of History.

Main Areas of Interest

  • Modern German-Jewish History
  • Twentieth-Century Germany
  • History of Migration
  • Genocide History
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Memory Studies