Marc Volovici joined Birkbeck in 2017 as a Pears Institute Early Career Research Fellow and, since 2019, is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism.
His research interests lie in modern European history, Jewish history, Israel/Palestine, immigration, antisemitism, and the Holocaust. He received his PhD in 2017 from Princeton University. Marc’s book, German as a Jewish Problem: The Language Politics of Jewish Nationalism (2020), investigates the multifaceted place of the German language in Jewish history and its impact on the formation of Jewish national movements. His next project explores the question of public self-criticism in modern Jewish politics.
Marc served as an academic advisor and co-edited the exhibition catalogue for the award-winning exhibition ‘Jews, Money, Myth’, developed in collaboration with the Jewish Museum London, which ran at the Museum in 2019.