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Jonathan C. Friedman

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702 Wayne Hall
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Carole Marciano
Departmental Secretary
Office: 702 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Robert Kodosky
Departmental Chairperson
Office: 704 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2288
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Karin Gedge
Social Studies Coordinator
Office: 729 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2971

Brenda Gaydosh
Acting Graduate Coordinator
Office: 721 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-0734

Jonathan Friedman
Director, Holocaust-Genocide Studies
Office: 723 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2972


Jonathan C. Friedman

  • Professor of History
  • Director of Graduate Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • 728 Wayne
  • 610-436-2972

Courses Taught

  • HIS 332/HIS 545: The Holocaust
  • HIS 349/HIS 543: Jewish History
  • HIS 331/HIS 536: 20th Century Europe
  • HIS 440: American Jewish History
  • HIS 368: Gay America
  • HIS 434: 19th Century Europe
  • HIS 398/602: Holocaust in Film
  • HIS 397/HIS 603: Race, Gender, and Class in Film
  • HIS 399: Public History
  • HIS 100: Global History Since 1900
  • HIS 520: Racism, Bigotry, Prejudice
  • HIS 544: The Final Solution in Europe
  • HIS 547: A-Socials and the Holocaust

About Me

My main areas of specialization are modern European, modern German, and modern Jewish history, but I have also broadened out from there since finishing my Ph.D. to include LGBT history and the history of music and film. My current research involves a good deal of intersectionality, whether that is the intersection of gay and Jewish identity or the intersection of popular culture and representations of race, religion, class, and gender. I have published seven books on subjects ranging from the Holocaust to gay and Jewish performance, and I have recently co-edited a volume on the history of genocide in film, which should be appearing in 2016. In that spring, I will be at the University of Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies as a visiting scholar, conducting research on the history of the diverse gay Jewish communities of London.

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