Professor Yfaat Weiss teaches in the department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry and heads The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History. In 2008-2011 she headed the School of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 2001-2007 she headed the Bucerius Institute for Research of Contemporary German History and Society at the University of Haifa. Weiss was a Senior Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna (2003), a visiting scholar at Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture in Leipzig (2004), a visiting Fellow at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (2005-2006), at the Remarque Institute of European modern history of the University of New York (2007) and at the International Institute for Holocaust Research – Yad Vashem (2007-2008).
In 2012 she was awarded the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought.
The scope of her publications covers German and Central European History, and Jewish and Israeli History. Her research concentrates on questions of ethnicity, nationalism, nationality and emigration. A selected list of her publications include:
"...als Gelegenheitsgast, ohne jedes Engagement". Jean Améry", Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, Eds. Ulrich Bielefeld, 2014. (to be published)