Laura Jockusch is Albert Abramson Assistant Professor in Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and was Martin Buber Society Fellow in Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from 2012 To 2016.
She studied Jewish Studies, History, and Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin and Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Her PhD thesis on the beginnings of Holocaust research from a Jewish perspective in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War was published as Collect and Record! Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe (Oxford University Press, 2012). It is the winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award and the 2013 Sybil Halpern Milton Book Prize.
She is also the co-editor (with Gabriel N. Finder) of Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015).
Her research and teaching interests include twentieth-century European Jewish history, history and historiography of the Holocaust, and the history of Holocaust survivors in the postwar era. Her current research project explores Jewish conceptions of retributive justice in postwar Germany.