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Sabine Doran

Sabine Doran

Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies

243 Burrowes Building
Office Phone: (814) 967-6041


  1. Ph.D. Free University of Berlin, Comparative Literature, 2004
  2. Visiting Researcher, Stanford University, Comparative Literature, 1996-99
  3. M.A. Philipps-University, Marburg, German Literature, Film Studies and Philosophy, 1993


Sabine Doran is Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies. She works at the intersection of literature, visual culture and Holocaust studies. Dr. Doran’s research focuses on color and its relation to theories of race, material history, and religious thought. Her first book, The Culture of Yellow, or, The Visual Politics of Late Modernity (Bloomsbury, 2013), explores the cultural significance of yellow as a color of stigma and scandal. In recent publications, Dr. Doran has traced representations of stigmata in contemporary art and film. She is currently completing a book entitled Blood and Pixels: Stigma Power in Media Art, which engages with critical and artistic reflections on “bloodless violence” (Walter Benjamin) in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

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