Joachim Schlör is professor for modern Jewish/non-Jewish relations and a member of the Parkes Institute at the University of Southampton. He received his PhD from Tübingen University in 1990 and his habilitation from Potsdam University in 2003. His research interests include the cultural history and the ethnography of migration and mobility, of urban life, and the reflection of history in the individual experience. Many of his publications are based on personal documents (letters, diaries, photo albums) of German Jews who emigrated to Palestine or to the United Kingdom after 1933. In 2020, he published the English translation of his book on Baroness Julia Neuberger’s mother, Liesel Rosenthal, who came to Britain in 1937: Escaping Nazi Germany. One woman's emigration from Heilbronn to England. In 2021, he published Im Herzen immer ein Berliner. Jüdische Emigranten im Dialog mit ihrer Heimatstadt, a study of emotions in the relationship of emigrated Jews from Berlin to their former hometown. He is the editor of the journal Jewish Culture and History and (with Johanna Rolshoven) co-editor of the online journal Mobile Culture Studies.
Editor, Jewish Culture and History (Routledge, taylor and Frances), 2008-
Co-editor (with Johanna Rolshoven), Mobile Culture Studies. The Journal (mcsj), Graz University, 2014-
Editor, book series 'Jewish cultural history in modern times', Neofelis Verlag, Berlin, 2012-