Paul B. Jaskot

Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 1993


Paul Jaskot received his PhD in Art History from Northwestern University. He teaches courses on architectural history, modern architecture and urban planning, and German art with a particular emphasis on National Socialist Germany. In addition to his teaching, Jaskot is also the Director of the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture at Duke. His scholarly work focuses on the political history of Nazi art and architecture as well as its postwar cultural impact. He is the author of The Architecture of Oppression: The SS, Forced Labor, and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy (2000) as well as The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right (2012). He has co-edited Beyond Berlin: Twelve German Cities Confront the Nazi Past (2008) as well as New Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust: Social History, Representation, Theory (forthcoming 2018). In addition, for the past decade, he has been a member of the Holocaust Geography Collaborative exploring the use of GIS and other digital methods to analyze the spatial history of the Holocaust. He contributed three co-authored essays to their volume, Geographies of the Holocaust (2014), the first book to address the analysis of Holocaust spaces with GIS. Currently, he is continuing his collaborative work in an analysis of the spaces of the Nazi ghettos of Occupied Europe as well as a solo-researched project on the history of the construction industry in Germany, 1914-1945. From 2014-2016, Jaskot was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC). He was also the President of the College Art Association (2008-2010).


Modern German Architecture and Art, Holocaust Studies, Historical and Cultural Visualization

Beorn, W, Cole, T, Gigliotti, S, Giordano, A, Holian, A, Jaskot, PB, Knowles, AK, Masurovsky, M, and Steiner, EB. "Geographical record geographies of the holocaust." Geographical Review 99.4 (October 1, 2009): 563-574. (Review) Full Text

Jaskot, PB. "The cult of art in Nazi Germany." HISTORY OF RELIGIONS 47.1 (August 2007): 107-109. Full Text

Jaskot, PB. "Gerhard Richter and Adolf Eichmann." Oxford Art Journal 28.3 (October 1, 2005): 457-478. Full Text

Jaskot, PB. "Labour, work and architecture: Collected essays on architecture and design." JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS 63.1 (March 2004): 125-126. Full Text

Jaskot, PB. "Auschwitz. 1270 to the present." OXFORD ART JOURNAL 22.1 (1999): 176-184.

Hochman, ES, and Jaskot, PB. "A question of "culpability" (Albert Speer, Berlin Nazi architecture)." ART BULLETIN 79.4 (December 1997): 738-740. Full Text

Jaskot, PB. "Anti-Semitic Policy in Albert Speer's Plans for the Rebuilding of Berlin." The Art Bulletin 78.4 (December 1996): 622-622. Full Text

Jaskot, PB, Forgacs, E, and Batki, J. "The Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics (Accepted)." Design Issues 14.2: 93-93. Full Text