Benjamin Lieberman

Economics, History and Political Science School of Arts and Sciences
Benjamin Lieberman
978.665.3090 Office: Miller Hall 303
Office Hours
Spring 2024

Monday 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Courses Taught

World Civilizations I (HIST 1000)
World Civilizations II (HIST 1100)
Climate Change and Human History (HIST 2056)
20th Century Europe (HIST 2100)
Europe Today (HIST 2110)
Nazi Germany: Hitler's Rise and Fall (HIST 2155)
Holocaust (HIST 2160)
Armenian Genocide (HIST 3170)
Genocide in World History (HIST 4015)
Senior Seminar (HIST 4500)


Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Yale University
Professor, History and Department Chair, 1993

Climate Change and History
Ethnic Cleansing
Imperialism and Resistance

Current Projects

Climate Change and Human History
Nationalism and National Indifference
Rethinking 1900

Lieberman, B. (2020). From Nationalism to National Indifference: Binary Logic and Sense of Time. Nationalities Papers, 1-18. doi:10.1017/nps.2020.53

Lieberman, Benjamin, and Elizabeth Gordon. 2018. Climate change in human history: prehistory to the present.

Lieberman, Benjamin. 2013. The Holocaust and genocides in Europe.

Lieberman, Benjamin. 2013. Remaking identities: God, nation, and race in world history. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Ben Lieberman (2006) Nationalist narratives, violence between neighbors and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Hercegovina: a case of cognitive dissonance?, Journal of Genocide Research, 8:3, 295-309, DOI: 10.1080/14623520600950013

Lieberman, B. (2006). Terrible Fate: Ethnic Cleansing and the Making of Modern Europe. Ivan R. Dee.

Lieberman, B. (2003). Ethnic Cleansing in the Greek-Turkish Conflicts from the Balkan Wars through the Treaty of Lausanne: Identifying and Defining Ethnic Cleansing. In S. B. Vardy and T. H. Tooley (Eds.), Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe. Columbia University Press.

Lieberman, B. (2000). From Economic Miracle to Standort Deutschland: Exchanging Economic Metaphors in the Federal Republic of GermanyGerman Politics and Society, 18, 30-65.

Lieberman, B. (1998). From Recovery to Catastrophe: Municipal Stabilization and Political Crisis in Weimar Germany. Berghahn Books.


AHA - American Historical Association

GSA - German Studies Association