Michael Berkowitz

Michael Berkowitz is a UK-based American historian, and Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London.[1]

Michael Berkowitz
Academic background
Alma materHobart College, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity College London

Early lifeEdit

Berkowitz was born in Rochester, New York. He earned a bachelor's degree from Hobart College in Geneva, New York, and a master's degree and PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[2][3]


Since 2012, Berkowitz has been editor of Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England.[2][4] Berkowitz has a particular interest in the history of the Jewish involvement in photography.[5]


  • Jews and Photography in Britain (University of Texas Press, 2015)[4]
  • The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality (University of California Press, 2007)[4]
  • The Jewish Self-Image: American and British Perspectives, 1881-1939 (Reaktion Press, 2000) [US edition: The Jewish Self Image in the West (New York University Press, 2000)[4]
  • Western Jewry and the Zionist Project, 1914-1933 (Cambridge University Press, 1997, 2002)[4]
  • Zionist Culture and West European Jewry before the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 1993 and University of North Carolina Press, 1996).[4]


  1. ^ University, Harvard (16 August 2018). "Michael Berkowitz - Center for European Studies at Harvard University". Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Iris View Profile". iris.ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  3. ^ Staff (ndg). "Fellow Dr. Michael Berkowitz". United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f UCL. "Prof Michael Berkowitz". UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  5. ^ "How Jews shot their way into Britain's photographic memory". timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 16 August 2018.