Ronen Steinberg is a historian of modern Europe. His main areas of interest are the French Revolution, transitional justice, and mass violence. He has published articles on the history of terrorism, transitional justice, trauma and history, and the aftermath of the Reign of Terror. He is currently at work on a book manuscript titled tentatively The Afterlives of the Terror: Dealing with the Legacies of Mass Violence in Post-Revolutionary France.
Dr. Steinberg teaches the IAH 202: Europe and the World course, and courses on French and European history. In addition, he teaches an upper level course on the history and theory of genocide, and senior seminars on the legacies of mass violence and on the French Revolution. He maintains an inexplicable interest in guillotines.
Dr. Steinberg earned his B.A. from Tel-Aviv University (2000) and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago (2010.) He has held fellowships at the University of Michigan, the American Philosophical Society, and, most recently, the University of Texas at Austin.