Amir Teicher

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2022-Aug 2023)


Amir Teicher studied history at the Tel Aviv University, obtaining his PhD in 2014 with a dissertation on German racial hygiene and genetics. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a guest researcher as well at the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Technical University of Berlin, and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich. As of 2015, he is a Lecturer (currently, Senior Lecturer, tenured) at Tel Aviv University in the Department of History. He both teaches and researches on the history of racial science, genetics, modern medicine, statistical tools, and visualization. In 2020, his book Social Mendelism: Genetics and the Politics of Race in Germany, 1900–1948 was published by Cambridge University Press. Amir’s current research project deals with the history of disease carriers, from the early nineteenth century to Covid Super-Spreaders. He also oversees another project that employs tools borrowed from the Digital Humanities to explore practices of racial screening in former Nazi Germany. He is currently an Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow.