CGES Faculty in the News

November 11, 2022

The Theatre Times

CGES Executive Committee member and Brandeis University theater professor, Dmitry Troyanovsky, wrote a very powerful piece on refugees in Berlin. This past summer, Dmitry traveled to Berlin to attend the Berliner Theatertreffen and volunteer with Ukrainian refugees.

November 9, 2022

CGES Director and Professor of German and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Sabine von Mering has been named the winner of the Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize by Deutsches Haus at New York University.

The Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cultural, political, and academic relationship between the German-speaking world and the United States. It is awarded annually in the fall and is endowed with a $5000 grant.

October 6, 2022

The Academic Minute

Do social media algorithms hurt or help society? Sabine von Mering, professor of German and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, discusses one reason they may need some tweaking.

July 26, 2022

The Conversation

Sabine von Mering and Monika Hübscher write about the global, borderless spread of antisemitic posts on social media happening on an unprecedented scale. They believe it will require the collective efforts of social media companies, researchers and civil society to combat this problem.

April 4, 2022

By Jytte Klausen

striking number of jihadi terrorists grew up in the United States or Europe. Based on an intensive 15-year study of over 6,000 members of global jihadi networks, the author explains why.

Beliefs, not grievances - A groundbreaking new analysis of global jihad

November 19, 2021

Book Review of Jytte Klausen’s The Islamic Challenge (2005).

September 2, 2020

The Conversation

By Stephen Whitfield, Professor of American Civilization, Brandeis University

January 10, 2018

The New York Times

Director Sabine von Mering offers her opinion and expertise regarding a proposal requiring all immigrants in Germany to visit a concentration camp. The proposal was made by German politician, Sawsan Chebli, a Berlin state legislator of Palestinian heritage.

March 8, 2018

Sabine von Mering examines the history of fairy tales in advance of a production of "Into the Woods" by the Department of Theater Arts.

October 18, 2017

Jewish Weekly

Director Sabine von Mering sheds light on the recent Austrian election and provides insight into the potential coalitions that could potentially be formed under the Austria's new government.

November 10, 2014

This week, the world marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sabine von Mering, associate professor of German and women’s, gender and sexuality studies, and director of Center for German and European Studies, shares her memories of growing up in a divided Germany and being at an aunt’s birthday party in West Germany when the East German government allowed its citizens to cross freely into West Berlin on Nov. 9, 1989.

November 7, 2013

BrandeisNow spoke with professor Sabine von Mering, director of the Center for German and European Studies, about the meaning of Kristallnacht in Germany today.