Beverly Weber
Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures • Jewish Studies

 Office: McKenna 221

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Associate Professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies

Areas of research related to Jewish Studies:

History of race and racism in Europe, gender and constructions of race, religion and theories of intersectionality, representations of the Holocaust


Representing the Holocaust (JWST/GRMN 2010); Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe (GRMN/WMST 4010; GRMN 5010), Refugees in German Culture (JWST/GRMN/IAFS 3610)

Recent Publications:

          Precarious Intimacies The Politics of Touch in Contemporary Western European Cinema Illinois: Northwestern University Press. August 2020

Violence and Gender in the "New" Europe: Islam in German Culture. New York: Palgrave.  2013.

“Muslim Digital Feminism and the Politics of Visuality.” Feminist Media Studies. 15.5 (2015). Forthcoming.

“Precarious Intimacies and Yoko Tawada’s Europe.” Journal of Critical Ethnic Studies. 1.2 (2015). Forthcoming.

“Islam, Feminism, and Agency in Germany Today.” Contesting Feminisms: Gender and Islam in Asia. Ed. Huma Ghosh. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. 2015. Forthcoming.

“Gender, Race, Religion, Faith? Rethinking Intersectionality in German Feminisms.” European Journal of Women’s Studies. 22.1 (2015): 22 – 36.

“German Soccer, the 2010 World Cup, and Multicultural Belonging.” German Studies Review 26.1 (2013). 

About Prof. Weber:

Beverly Weber’s (PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst) 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 precarity and intimacy; and incorporates analysis of popular media, literature, and film.

Her first book, Violence and Gender in the “New” Europe, demonstrates how current thinking about gender violence prohibits the intellectual inquiry necessary to act against a range of forms of violence, and analyzes ways in which Muslim women participate in the public sphere by thematizing violence in literature, art, and popular media.

Weber is currently working on a book manuscript that explores the entanglements of racialized histories and European discourses of rights in contemporary culture, and just published a co-authored project with Maria Stehle examining representations of intimacy and Europeanness in contemporary film.