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
Garbarini, A, and Jaskot, P. Lessons and Legacies XIII New Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust: Social History, Representation, Theory.: Lessons & Legacies, September 15, 2018.
Rosenfeld, GD, and Jaskot, PB. Beyond Berlin Twelve German Cities Confront the Nazi Past.: University of Michigan Press, May 2015.
Jaskot, PB. The Nazi Perpetrator Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right. 2012.
Jaskot, PB. The Architecture of Oppression The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy.: Routledge, January 4, 2002.
Blackshear, BP. "Visualizing the archive: Building at auschwitz as a geographic problem." Geographies of the Holocaust. January 1, 2014. 159-192.
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.
"Daniel Libeskind's Jewish museum in Berlin as a Cold War project." Berlin Divided City, 1945-1989. September 15, 2010. 145-155.
"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. "Hitler’s Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich." German History 35.3 (September 2017): 472-474. Full Text
Jaskot, PB. "Shoah Presence: Architectural Representations of the Holocaust." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 74.3 (September 2015): 374-376. Full Text
Jaskot, PB. "Building a Public Judaism: Synagogues and Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century Europe." Central European History 47.1 (March 1, 2014): 188-190. Full Text
Jaskot, PB. "German Artists and Hitler's Mind: Avant-Garde Art in a Turbulent Era." Journal of Contemporary History 45.1 (January 1, 2010): 223-225. Full Text
Jaskot, PB, and Van Der Graaff, I. "Historical journals as digital sources: Mapping architecture in Germany, 1914-24." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 76.4 (December 1, 2017): 483-505. (Review) Full Text
Jaskot, PB. "Commentary: Art-Historical Questions, Geographic Concepts, and Digital Methods." Historical Geography 45 (2017): 92-99. (Scholarly Commentary) Open Access Copy
Jaskot, PB. "The art historical haven within the GSA." German Studies Review 39.3 (October 1, 2016): 681-683.
Jaskot, PB. "Hans Haacke's Germania at the 1993 Venice Biennale." Kunst Und Politik 18 (2016): 137-146.
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
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. "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. "'Archigram, Experimental Architecture, 1961-1974', Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 11 February 1 May 1994, on tour, 1994-2003, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 15 March-8 June 2003." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 63.1 (March 2004): 102-104. Full Text
The Holocaust Ghettos Project: Reintegrating Victims and Perpetrators through Places and Events awarded by University of Maine (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021
MA Student Fellowship for Under-Represented Minorities awarded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020