Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss
Yfaat Weiss is acting as the Director of the Dubnow Institute and is Professor of Modern History, especially Jewish history, at Leipzig University since April 2017. She has been Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 2008. From 2010 to 2017 she was Director of the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Centre for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History.
Between 2008 and 2011 she served as head of the School of History at the Hebrew University. She founded and directed the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society at the University of Haifa between 2001 and 2007. Yfaat Weiss studied history and modern German literature at the University of Hamburg, and received her PhD from Tel Aviv University in 1997; subject of PhD thesis: »The Encounter between German and Polish Jewry at the Time of Nazi Germany«. Between 1997 and 1999 she served as Research Associate in the Department of History, LMU Munich. 1997 to 2006, she was initially Senior Lecturer and then Associate Professor at the University of Haifa. Professor Weiss has been an Honorary Fellow of the Historisches Kolleg Munich from March to August 2017. She has spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna (2003), the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (2005–2006), the Remarque Institute, New York University (2007), the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem (2007–2008); she was Visiting Professor and Anna Lindh Fellow at the Europe Center, Stanford University (2013) and EURIAS Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna (2014–2015).