Jennifer L. Allen

Jennifer Allen is an associate professor of modern European history at Yale. Her research and teaching focus on the history of modern Germany with an emphasis on cultural history, the theories and practices of memory, counterculture and grassroots activism, and environmentalism. She is currently working on a book that explores the ways anxieties about total destruction in the wake of the Second World War fueled dramatic attempts to archive and preserve the building blocks of society, ranging from its cultural products to its genetic material.