Dr. Paul Jaskot, Professor
Paul B. Jaskot is a professor of Art History at Duke University. He is a specialist in modern architecture with a particular emphasis on the history of German cultural politics during and after the Nazi period. His publications on this topic include the books The Architecture of Oppression: The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy as well as The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right. In addition to these and other works, he has been an active member of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, a group of interdisciplinary scholars studying all aspects of space and the Holocaust through Geographic Information Systems and other visualization means. His co-authored work for this collaborative has most recently appeared in their anthology, The Geographies of the Holocaust.
Beyond his scholarship, Jaskot has been active in building communities for the critical analysis of art and politics in art history, Holocaust Studies, and Digital Humanities. Among other roles, he was the Director of the Holocaust Education Foundation Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University (2007-2013), co-director of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History at Middlebury College (2014) and President of the College Art Association (2008-2010). He is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor (2014-2016) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC).