John M. Efron

Koret Professor
Office Hours: 
on leave
2217 Dwinelle
(510) 643-8887
Education: 

B.A., Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1979)
M.A., New York University (1981)
Ph.D., Columbia University (1991)

Research Interests: 

 Modern Jewish History; Cultural and Social history of German Jewry

Representative Publications: 

Sephardic Aesthetics and the Ashkenazic Imagination: German Jewry in the Age of Emancipation (Princeton University Press, forthcoming)

The Jews: A History, with Matthias Lehmann and Steven Weitzman (Prentice Hall, 2009; second edition, 2013)

Medicine and the German Jews: A History (Yale University Press, Spring 2001)

Jewish History and Jewish Memory: Essays in Honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi ed., with Elisheva Carlebach and David N. Myers (University Press of New England, 1998)

Defenders of the Race: Jewish Doctors and Race Science in Fin-de Siécle Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)

Courses

Semester Course Title Syllabus
Spring 2015 C175B Jewish Civilization: Modern Period
Spring 2015 280B.003/285B Modern Jewish History
Spring 2014 178 History of the Holocaust
Spring 2014 280B/285B.004 Modern Jewish Scholarship: History and Practice
Fall 2014 178 History of the Holocaust
Spring 2013 178 History of the Holocaust
Spring 2013 280B.004 Ancient Israel in the Modern European Imagination
Fall 2013 C175B Jewish Civilization: Modern Period
Spring 2012 280/285B.004 The Jewish Body
Fall 2012 C175B Jewish Civilization: Modern Period