José Brunner holds a joint appointment at the Buchmann Faculty of Law and the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas. Currently he is Director of the Cohn Institute. At the Faculty of Humanities he also chairs the Eva & Marc Besen Institute for the Study of Historical Consciousness, where he edits the journal History & Memory and he heads the Interdisciplinary Study Program for Law and the Humanities, which he founded in 2010. At the Law Faculty he co-established Israel’s first Legal Clinic for the Rights of Holocaust Survivors in 2011. Brunner also is Senior Faculty Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
פרופ' זוזה ברונר זהבי
- אמריטוס במנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים
- סגל אקדמי בכיר במכון להסטוריה ופילוסופיה
- 1991-92 Post-Doc, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
- 1987 D. Phil. in Politics. St. Antony's College, Oxford University.
- 1977 B.A. in Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- 1973 Swiss Baccalaureate, Wirtschaftsgymnasium Freudenberg, Zürich.
Brunner’s main areas of research and publication include the relationship between law, memory and identity, the right to the truth, the history of compensation for Holocaust survivors in Germany and Israel, the history and politics of psychoanalysis, the politics of the mental health discourse, psychological theories of Nazism and genocide, and diverse topics in modern and contemporary political thought.
Brunner has published more than 100 scientific publications, which appeared in English, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Greek and Japanese, including 2 monographs and 17 edited volumes. He has been principal investigator in 6 funded projects and participated in several others. In the last 10 years, he organized and co-organized over 20 academic conferences and workshops, and presented at many more.
“Inflamed spines and anarchic minds: Dynamics of medical testimony on nervous shock in late 19th century England”. In: Moritz Epple, Annette Imhausen & Falk Müller (eds.) Weak Knowledge: Forms, Functions and Dynamics (in press, Campus, New York).
“From the therapeutic to the post-therapeutic: Psychological resilience, its imaginary and its practices in the shadow of 9/11”. Theory & Psychology, 29(2) (2019). With Galia Plotkin-Amrami.
“Constructing the resilient subject in Israeli classrooms: Professional interventions, culture and politics in a protracted conflict”. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 25 (2017), 417-430. With Galia Plotkin-Amrami.
Recht auf Wahrheit. Genese eines neuen Menschenrechts. Co-edited with Daniel Stahl. (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2016).
Die Politik des Traumas. Gewalterfahrungen und psychisches Leid in den USA, in Deutschland und im Israel/Palästina Konflikt (Frankfurter Adorno Vorlesungen; Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2014).
Globalisierung der Wiedergutmachung: Politik, Moral, Moralpolitik. Co-edited with Norbert Frei and Constantin Goschler (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2013).
Die Praxis der Wiedergutmachung: Geschichte, Erfahrung und Wirkung in Deutschland und Israel. Co-edited with Norbert Frei and Constantin Goschler (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2009).
Freud and the Politics of Psychoanalysis (Hardcover: Blackwell, 1995; Softcover: Transaction Publishers, 2001).