Rot, Avraham

About Me

I currently work on issues pertaining to the intersection of phenomenology and psychoanalysis and to the history and philosophy of the emotions.

Academic Background


Doctoral Candidate, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University

2007-2010 M.A. at the DAAD Center for German Studies

BA, Department of History and The Honors Program of the School of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests

  • Phenomenology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • History, sociology, psychology and philosophy of the emotions

Scholarships and Grants

2014 Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins
2009-2010 Graduate Research Award, The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
2009-2010 Junior Visiting Fellowship, The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen), Vienna
2008 Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Program of the European Union, Free University of Brussels

Dean's Award, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Conference Presentations

  • (2011) “Generalization, Representation and Transmission of Past Knowledge: A Comparison between Generations and Media through the Case of The Tin Drum,” Mediale Transformationen des Holocaust, le Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherche sur l’Allemagne, Paris
  • (2009) “Synchronic versus Diachronic Differentiation in the EU,” New Perspectives in Memory Studies: Rethinking Movement Representation and Materiality, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • (2009) “Walking in a Minefield of Clichés: Collective Memory, Identity and Boredom in Transnational Europe,” Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna


  • “Constructing Identity and Embracing Boredom in United Europe”. In Perspectives on Memory and Identity, eds. B. Marrin and K. Hammerstein, Vienna: IWM Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conferences, Vol. 28. 2010.
  • "The Metamorphoses of an Historical Story: ‘The Southern Storms’ Pogroms (1881-2) in the Jewish Historiography”, Hayo Haya: Journal of the School of History, Hebrew University 7 (2009): pp. 58-81 (Hebrew)
  • "The Infantilization of Evil: The Tin Drum and the Intergenerational Dynamics of Remembrance of the Second World War in West Germany”, European Forum Working Papers Series, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009.