Books and Edited Volumes


School Pictures in Liquid Time: Reframing Difference, with Leo Spitzer. University of Washington Press, Fall 2019.
The Generation of Postmemory: Visual Culture After the Holocaust. Columbia University Press, Spring 2012. Spanish translation published by Editorial Carpe Nortem in 2015.
Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memorywith Leo Spitzer. University of California Press, Spring 2010.
Family Frames: Photography, Narrative and Postmemory. Harvard University Press, 1997. Spanish translation published by Prometeo Editorial in 2019.
The Mother/Daughter Plot: Narrative, Psychoanalysis, Feminism. Indiana University Press, 1989. Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year. Japanese translation published in 1992.
  • Beyond the Single Vision: Henry James, Michel Butor, Uwe Johnson. Summa Publications Company, 1981. Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year.










Edited Volumes:

Imagining Everyday Life Engagements with Vernacular Photography, with Tina Campt, Gil Hochberg and Brian Wallis. Steidl/The Walther Collection of New York, May 2020. Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photography Catalogue of the year.
Women Mobilizing Memorywith Ayse Gul Altinay, Maria Jose Contreras, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca, and Alisa Solomon. Columbia University Press, August 2019.
On the Subject of Archives,” with Diana Taylor, Special Issue of e-misférica, vol. 9, no. 1 & 2, Summer 2012.
Rites of Return: Diaspora Poetics and the Politics of Memory, with Nancy K. Miller. Columbia University Press, Fall 2011.
Grace Paley Writing the World,” with Nancy K. Miller, Special Issue of Contemporary Women’s Writing, Fall 2009.








Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust, with Irene Kacandes. Options for Teaching Series, Modern Language Association, 2004.
“Gender and Cultural Memory,” with Valerie Smith. Special Issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 28, no. 1, Fall 2002.
Time and the Literary: Essays from the 1999 English Institutewith Jay Clayton and Karen Newman. Routledge, 2002.
The Familial Gaze. University Press of New England, 1999.
Ecritures de femmes: Nouvelles cartographies, with MaryAnn Caws, Mary Jean Green, Ronnie Scharfman. Yale University Press, 1996.







Conflicts in Feminism, with Evelyn Fox Keller. Routledge, 1991.
The Voyage In: Fictions of Female Development, with Elizabeth Abel and Elizabeth Langland. University Press of New England, 1983.



  • Feminist Readings: French Texts/American Contexts, with C. Gaudin, L. Higgins, M.J. Green, V. Kogan, C. Reeder, N. Vickers, Special Issue of Yale French Studies, vol. 62, 1982.