Deborah Hertz

Biography

Deborah Hertz was born in Saint Paul Minnesota in 1949 and graduated from Highland Park Senior High School in 1967.  She attended New York University for two years and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for her Junior Year Abroad in 1969-70. She graduated in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1971, and received her PhD in German History from Minnesota in 1979.

After a year teaching at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, Deborah moved to the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1979 and remained there until 1996. In that year she accepted a position at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville New York. In 2003, she was offered the Wouk Chair in Modern Jewish Studies at the University of California at San Diego, and began teaching at UCSD in January 2004. She has held visiting appointments at the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, the University of Haifa, and at Harvard University.

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