Ran Zwigenberg

Ran Zwigenberg

Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Jewish Studies
Director of Graduate Studies
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Ran Zwigenberg


B.A. Hunter College of the City University of New York
M. Phil. The Graduate Center City University of New York
Ph.D. The Graduate Center City University of New York


Ran Zwigenberg’s research focuses on modern Japanese and European history, with a specialization in memory and intellectual history. He has taught and lectured in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Japan, and published on issues of war memory, heritage, atomic energy, psychiatry, and survivor politics.  Zwigenberg’s first book, Hiroshima: The Origins of Global Memory Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2014), was the winner of the 2016 Association for Asian Studies’ John W. Hall book award. His second, co-authored book, Japan’s Castles: Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace, came out with Cambridge University Press in 2019.