Lisa Lieberman’s writings on postwar Europe have appeared in a variety of media. She is the author of Leaving You: The Cultural Meaning of Suicide, which addresses the suicides of notable Holocaust survivors including Primo Levi, Bruno Bettelheim, and Jean Améry. Her translations of Jean-Paul Sartre’s essay, “Paris Under the Occupation,” and Simone de Beauvoir’s essay, “An Eye for an Eye,” are available on Now and Then Reader. “Dirty War,” an account of the French campaign against terrorism in Algeria, was released as a Kindle Single. “Stalin’s Boots,” an essay on the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution, is her latest title.
Trained as a modern European cultural and intellectual historian, she studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University and taught for many years at Dickinson College. She has held visiting fellowships at Ohio State and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. She now directs a nonprofit foundation dedicated to redressing racial and economic inequity in public elementary and secondary schools. In her spare time, she lectures on postwar efforts to come to terms with the trauma of the Holocaust in film and literature and writes a column on European film for Three Quarks Daily.
Media experience includes interviews on National Public Radio’s “To The Best of Our Knowledge” and Australian National Radio’s “All in the Mind,” a panel discussion on KQED’s public affairs call-in program, “Forum,” and a conversation with Mike Reagan on his syndicated talk radio show. On the lighter side, Lieberman writes fiction and blogs about old movies. Her debut mystery, All the Wrong Places, is forthcoming from Five Star in the spring of 2015. She is hard at work on the sequel.
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