Marci Shore is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Yale University. She specializes in the intellectual history of twentieth and twenty-first century Central and Eastern Europe, European cultural and intellectual history and history of literary and political engagement with Marxism and phenomenology.
At Yale, Shore teaches modern European intellectual history. Before coming to Yale, she was an assistant professor of history and Jewish studies at Indiana University. She was the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Yale and a postdoctoral fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. She has twice been a fellow of the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Institute of Human Sciences) in Vienna.
Her award-winning publications include The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution (2017), The Taste of Ashes (2013), Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918–1968 (2006) and she is the translator of Michał Głowiński’s The Black Seasons.
She has worked in French, German, Polish, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian and Yiddish sources and her work has been translated into several languages. She is a winner of the National Jewish Book Award in Eastern European Studies (2006). Oskar Halecki Polish/East Central European History Award (2007), co-winner of American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies/Orbis Books Prize for Polish Studies (2007) and a finalist for the Koret International Jewish Book Award in Jewish Thought. She is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2018) for her current book project.
She received her BA from Stanford University (1994), her MA from the University of Toronto in (1996) and her Ph.D. from Stanford University (2001). Within the Council for Global Cooperation, she is an Advisory Chair to the Global Europe Program.