Shapira, Michal

Visiting Associate Professor

Office Hours

Spring 2020: Zoom, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm


Interests & Research

Dr. Michal Shapira is Associate Professor in the History Department at Tel Aviv University visiting Columbia in Spring 2020. She previously taught at Barnard College as an ACLS-Mellon New Faculty Fellow and at Amherst College as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Her research deals with the legacies of World War Two and the history of psychology in Europe and beyond. She focuses on total war, gender, and the development of expert culture in twentieth century Britain. She received fellowships from the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Mellon Foundation, the American Psychoanalytic Association, Princeton University and others. She has published articles in journals such as  Medical History, History of Psychology, Gender & History, Twentieth Century British History, Zmanim: A Historical Quarterly, Theory& Criticism, Modern Intellectual History, Psychoanalysis & History and more. She occasionally writes for Haaretz. 

Her book, "The War Inside: Psychoanalysis, Total War and the Making of the Democratic Self in Postwar Britain" (Cambridge University Press, paperback 2015) was shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Prize and for the Gradiva Book Award, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.