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Eric D. Weitz
Position: Distinguished Professor of History at The City College of New York
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York|Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Boston University
Research Interests: Modern Europe, Germany, Labor, International Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity

Eric D. Weitz is Distinguished Professor of History and the former Dean of Humanities and Arts at The City College of New York (CCNY). Trained in modern German and European history, Weitz has also worked in international and global history. He is currently completing, A World Divided: A Global History of Nation-States and Human Rights since the Eighteenth Century.
Selected Publications:
Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013), edited and introduced with Omar Bartov.


A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003), viii, 360 pp., paperback ed. 2005, reprint with new foreword 2015. 

Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007), paperback ed. 2009; 2nd and expanded ed. with new chapter, “The Weimar Legacy: A Global Perspective,” (2013); 3rd ed. with new foreword, "The Weimar Centenary" (2018).

“Self-Determination: How a German Enlightenment Idea Became the Slogan of National Liberation and a Human Right,” American Historical Review 120 (2015): 462-96
“Liberaler Totalitarismus? Herbert Marcuse neu gelesen,” Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 11 (2014).

Creating German Communism, 1890-1990From Popular Protests to Socialist State. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997)