Ronen Steinberg

Office: Old Horticulture, 350C


Phone: 517-354-4965

Office Hours (Fall 2021): Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 PM

[Photo credit: Jackie Hawthorne]

I am an associate professor in the Department of History. My main areas of interest are the French Revolution, transitional justice, and mass violence. I have published articles on the history of terrorism, transitional justice, trauma and history, and of course, the French Revolution. My book, The Afterlives of the Terror: Facing the Legacies of Mass Violence in Postrevolutionary France, was published by Cornell University Press in 2019. It is also available in an open-access format thanks to a grant from the TOME project.

I offer various courses on European history, as well as the ISS 210 on the History and Theory of Genocide, which I teach almost every fall. I also teach upper level courses on the legacies of mass violence and on the French Revolution, and I am open to directing Honors Theses or Honors Options. I maintain an inexplicable interest in guillotines.

I earned my B.A. from Tel-Aviv University (2000) and my Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago (2010.) I have held fellowships at the University of Michigan, the American Philosophical Society, and, most recently, the University of Texas at Austin.