Dr. Amir Teicher

Department of History
חוג להסטוריה כללית סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Amir Teicher
Office: Gilman-humanities, 377

General Information

I am an assistant professor of history at Tel Aviv University. My research focuses on Germany eugenics, the development of modern biological thinking, racism and antisemitism. I am a fellow in the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, and have been a visiting fellow at the Center for Research of Antisemitism (ZfA), TU Berlin and a guest professor at the Chair of Science Studies, ETH Zurich. My publications adress the construction of racial difference through scientific methods in German genealogy and anthropology. Currently I am working on a book that analyzes how genetic concepts became part of the social understanding of disease and danger in German society during the first half of the twentieth century. I am married to Suzy and have two wonderful kids, Alon and Emely.


Racial Zigzags: Visualizing racial deviancy in German anthropology during the 20th century, History of the Human Sciences Vol. 28, no. 5 (2015): 17-48.


Mendel’s use of Mathematical Modelling: Ratios, Predictions and the Appeal to Tradition, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 36, no. 2 (2014): 187-208.


“Ahnenforschung macht frei”: On the Correlation between Research Strategies and Socio-Political Bias in German Genealogy, 1898–1935, Historische Anthropologie 22, Heft 1 (2014): 67-90.


Ancestral Power: The Development of Genealogical Research Procedures in the Scientific Community and their Transference into The Juridical Sphere in Germany, 1898-1935, in Procedures (‘Law, Society and Culture’, Talia Fisher and Issi Rozen-Zvi, eds.), Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University Press, pp. 331-366, 2014 [In Hebrew].

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