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).
ExpertiseModern German Architecture and Art, Holocaust Studies, Historical and Cultural Visualization
Jaskot, PB, Knowles, AK, Harvey, C, and Blackshear, BP. "Visualizing the archive: Building at auschwitz as a geographic problem." Geographies of the Holocaust. January 1, 2014. 159-192.
Knowles, AK, Jaskot, PB, Blackshear, BP, De Groot, M, and Yule, A. "Mapping the SS concentration camps." Geographies of the Holocaust. January 1, 2014. 19-52.
Jaskot, PB. "Conclusion: The next 100 years." The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of the College Art Association. December 1, 2011. 239-243.
Jaskot, PB. "Daniel Libeskind's Jewish museum in Berlin as a Cold War project." Berlin Divided City, 1945-1989. September 15, 2010. 145-155.
Jaskot, PB. "Concentration camps and cultural policy: Rethinking the development of the camp system, 1936-41." Lessons and Legacies VI: New Currents in Holocaust Research. January 1, 2004. 5-20.
Jaskot, PB. "The art historical haven within the GSA." German Studies Review 39.3 (October 1, 2016): 681-683.
Jaskot, PB. "Shoah Presence: Architectural Representations of the Holocaust." JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS 74.3 (September 2015): 374-376.
Jaskot, PB. "Building a Public Judaism: Synagogues and Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century Europe." CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY 47.1 (March 2014): 188-190. Full Text
Jaskot, PB. "Building the nazi economy adam tooze and a cultural critique of hitler's plans for war." Historical Materialism 22.3-4 (January 1, 2014): 312-329. (Review) Full Text
Jaskot, PB. "Modernism after Wagner." JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS 70.2 (June 2011): 258-260.
Jaskot, PB. "German Artists and Hitler's Mind: Avant-Garde Art in a Turbulent Era." JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY 45.1 (January 2010): 223-225. Full Text
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