Viola Alianov- Rautenberg – Research Fellow

Dr. Viola Alianov-Rautenberg is a Minerva Postdoctoral Fellow. She is a historian of German-Jewish and Israeli history of the 19th and 20th century. Her research is driven by a keen interest in questions of gender, home, and migration as well as social and cultural history. She received her Ph.D. in 2018 by the Berlin Institute of Technology. Her research has been supported, among others, by the Leo Baeck Fellowship Program, the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, and the Leo Baeck Institute New York. Her Ph.D. dissertation, which explores the gender history of Jewish emigration from Nazi Germany in the 1930s, has been awarded the Joseph Carlebach Award by the University of Hamburg. Her first book, No Longer Ladies and Gentlemen: Gender and the German-Jewish Migration to Mandate Palestine, is forthcoming with Stanford University press in October 2023. Before joining the Bucerius Center, Viola has been the Ruth Melzer Fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (2019-2020) as well as a research fellow at the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg (2018-2019).