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Dr Joseph Cronin

Joseph Cronin joined the GHIL in 2017 as a Research Fellow. Prior to this, he completed a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, where he was based at the Leo Baeck Institute. His research focuses on modern German-Jewish history, particularly on transnational (forced) migration, Jewish identities, and the history of antisemitism.

His current project explores German-speaking Jews who found exile in India during the Second World War.

Email: j.j.cronin(ghi)

Research Interests

  • Modern German-Jewish history
  • Migration and refugee studies
  • History of antisemitism

Current Research Project

German-speaking Jewish refugees and India, 1930s–1950s

Academic Background
Since August 2017 Research Fellow at the GHIL
2012-2016 PhD in Modern Jewish History, Queen Mary University of London
2010-2011 MA in Modern History, Durham University
2007-2010 BA (Hons) in Politics and History, Durham University
2012-2015 Leo Baeck Institute and Queen Mary PhD Studentship in Modern Jewish History
2010/11 Guy Beresford MA Scholarship for History

Selected Publications

‘Community responses to the immigration of Russian-speaking Jews to Germany, 1990–2005’, in Jay Geller and Michael Meng (eds), Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press – forthcoming)

‘Controversies surrounding the excavation at Börneplatz, Frankfurt am Main, 1987’, Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, 22.2–3 (2016), 172–84

‘The impact of the 1985 “Fassbinder controversy” on Jewish identity in Germany’, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 24.1 (2016), 67–81

German History 32.2 (2014), 324–326 (S. Aschheim)
Urban History 41.1 (2014), 169–171 (M. Föllmer)