Silja Behre received a PhD in History from Bielefeld University and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris. Her dissertation on the memory struggles of the 68 movement in Germany and France will be published in July 2016 under the title “Bewegte Erinnerung. Deutungskämpfe um 1968 in deutsch-französischer Perspektive” (Mohr Siebeck Verlag Tübingen). Silja was a research assistant at the Collaborative Research Center “The Political as Communicative Space in History” at Bielefeld University (2008-2012) and a DAAD-Lecturer in Paris (2012-2014). She also received fellowships by the Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach and the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) at Bielefeld University. Her current project focuses on the intellectual biography of the German-Israeli scholar Jochanan Bloch. Silja specializes in the field of transnational intellectual history, memory studies and the history of social movements. She also published articles on subjects of popular culture and gender history.
During the academic year 2016/2017, Silja will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.