Jonathan Zatlin

Associate Professor, German and European History

  • B.A., Yale University
  • M.Phil., St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Modern European, particularly German, history)

Research Interests

His current research interests include the interplay between racism and economic shortage in Soviet-style regimes, industrial espionage, and the history of money.


In addition to chapters in edited volumes, Zatlin has published articles in German History, German Politics and Society, and Zeitschrift für Geschichstwissenschaft and in 2007 published The Currency of Socialism: Money and Political Culture in East Germany (Cambridge University Press). His current research investigates the link between race and economy in modern European history, focusing on the experience of German Jews.


Among the awards he has received are Fulbright and Social Science Research Council Fellowships and, in 2010, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.

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