Beverly Weber
Professor • Chair • Faculty in Jewish Studies • Associate Faculty of Gender and Women's Studies • International Affairs Faculty Committee • Affiliate Faculty of Ethnic Studies and Film Studies
German Program

Pronouns: she/her
Office: McKenna 221
Office hours:  Tuesdays 11:00-12:00. Book time with Beverly Weber

Full CV (with info on thesis advising) and further info on classes and publications can be found at the CU Experts page.

Beverly Weber is Professor of German Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research and teaching interests include the intersections of race, gender, and migration in Germany and Europe; comparative studies of racialization; digital activism; contemporary visual cultures; contemporary German literature and culture; and Islam in Europe.  Her interdisciplinary work is informed by transnational feminist cultural studies frameworks, with a current focus on theories of hospitality, precarity and intimacy; and incorporates analysis of popular media, literature, and film.

Her first book, Violence and Gender in the “New” Europe: Islam in German Culture (Palgrave 2013), examines racist and Islamophobic responses to gender violence in German politics and news media, as well as Muslim women’s challenges to gender violence and racism in literature, art, and popular media. Her co-authored book (with Maria Stehle) entitled Precarious Intimacies: The Politics of Touch in Contemporary European Cinema (Northwestern University Press, 2020), explores intimate friendships and relationships in films about those living extremely precarious lives – particularly refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. She is currently working on a monograph tentatively titled Decolonizing Hospitality: Refugee Cultural Production and the Politics of Welcome in Contemporary Germany. She has published widely on racism, gender, Islam, and refugee migration in contemporary Germany, as well as on racism and whiteness in academia.

She serves as an inaugural steering committee member for the collective Diversity and Decolonization in the German Curriculum, is a member of the DDGC working group for Mutual Aid, and is co-editor for the journal Feminist German Studies.