Barbara and Stan Rabin Professorship

Dr. Nils Roemer
Professor of History

Dr. Nils Roemer

Dr. Nils Roemer is a professor of Jewish Studies. Roemer received his master's degree from the University of Hamburg in history, literature and philosophy and his PhD in history from Columbia University.

Roemer's research interests lie in the fields of modern and Jewish history, with a specific emphasis on German-Jewish history. He has a particular interest in cultural and intellectual history. Roemer offers graduate supervision in the areas of modern European and modern Jewish history, literature, art and philosophy.

He is the author of the recent books Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith (2005) and German City - Jewish Memory: The Story of Worms (2010).

He is also co-editor of many publications including German History from the Margins (2006); Crossing the Atlantic: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern Times (2011); and Longing, Belonging, and the Making of Jewish Consumer Culture (2011).

A donation from the Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation in November 2007 created the professorship. Roemer was appointed in September 2010. The position supports the scholarly, educational and community outreach activities of an internationally recognized scholar of Holocaust studies and the related aspects of European and American history, including literature, culture and politics that form the context of the Holocaust.

"UT Dallas is growing exponentially. I find this an immensely invigorating and intellectually stimulating space."

Roemer arrived at UT Dallas in the fall of 2006 after teaching for six years at the University of Southampton, England. During the last few years, Nils Roemer has presented papers at various international conferences, organized several conferences and published numerous books and articles.

Last Updated: 1/8/2014