Michal Shapira

Senior Lecturer of History and Gender Studies

Tel Aviv University

Michal Shapira is an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) of History and Gender Studies at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of The War Inside: Psychoanalysis, Total War and Making of the Democratic Self in Postwar Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2013). She had previously taught at Barnard College, Columbia University as an ACLS New Faculty Fellow and at Amherst College as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She received her B.A. with honors in History and Interdisciplinary Studies from Tel Aviv University and her Ph.D. in History and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. Her research and publications deal with the domestic, socio-cultural, cross-national, and imperial legacies of World War Two in Britain and beyond. She focuses on the impact of total war and the development of expert culture in the twentieth century. She received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation, the American Psychoanalytic Association, Rutgers, Princeton, and Cornell Universities and others. She has lectured widely in the US, Europe and Israel.