Scott Spector

Professor of German, History, and Judaic Studies

University of Michigan

Scott Spector continues his studies in the cultural history of modern Central Europe. His varied research and teaching interests revolve around problems of the relations between ideology and culture, approached from an interdisciplinary perspective. In particular his interests have included: German-speaking Jewish writers and thinkers, sexuality and culture, nationalism, the politics of historiography, and the dialogue between film and historical representation. His two current book projects include a study of the creation of marginal figures (homosexuals, eroticized women, Jewish ritual murderers) in the scientific and sensational culture of fin-de-siècle Vienna and Berlin, and a collection of essays on German-Jewish subjectivity and its histories.