Dr. Vera Kallenberg


Areas of Research:


History of European-Jewish émigrés in the US, history of Jewish historians in the 20th century, history of historiography, especially the history of women’s history and feminist historiography, new biography research, the history of Black women’s history, Jewish intellectual history, modern European Jewish history since the 18th century (especially gender history, cultural history, everyday history, the history of minorities and marginalized groups), theories and methodologies in history


CV & Publications


Current project:

Gerda Lerner (1920-2013) & The Making of Women’s History. A Transnational biography


Completed projects:

Editor of the Volume “Origins of totalitarianism”/ “Elemente und Ursprünge totaler Herrschaft” of the Hannah Arendt Complete Edition; responsible for Vol.1 about Antisemitism, as part of a cooperation project between Vanderbilt University, Nashville and Free University Berlin



Extremely Common: Jews before the Frankfurt Penal Court (1780-1814); TU Darmstadt/EHESS Paris 2016.

Published as: Jüdinnen und Juden in der Frankfurter Strafjustiz (1780-1814). Die Nicht-Einheit der jüdischen Geschichte, Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2018. https://bit.ly/2KQG6Gm

Honored with the Arno Lustiger Price 2019 for academic excellence in the field of german-jewish history by the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main, as part of the Rosl und Paul Arnsberg Price.

Picture shows Vera Kallenberg

Contact information

MG2 / R209


Phone: +49 361 737-4417

Office hours

Tuesday, 4-5 pm (with pre-registration)