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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 at City College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is also the former Dean of Humanities and Arts at City College. Trained in modern German and European history, Weitz also works in international and global history. His most recent book is, A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States (Princeton University Press, 2019). His other major publications include Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy (2007; Weimar Centennial (third) edition 2018), A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation (2003; reprint with new foreword 2014), and Creating German Communism, 1890-1990: From Popular Protests to Socialist State (1997), all with Princeton University Press. Weimar Germany was named an "Editor's Choice" by The New York Times Book Review.
 
Weitz edits a book series for Princeton, Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity. He has been the recipient of many fellowships and awards from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and others. Weitz lectures widely in public and academic settings on the history of human rights and genocides and on Weimar Germany. He has published essays and opinion pieces in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Armenian Weekly, tabletmag.com, PublicBooks.com, and others.

Selected Publications:
 





A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States
(Princeton University Press, 2019)





 


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