The Author

Jason Lustig

Jason Lustig is a Lecturer and Israel Institute Teaching Fellow at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of A Time to Gather: Archives and the Control of Jewish Culture (2021), which traces the twentieth-century struggle over who might “own” Jewish history, especially after the Nazi looting of Jewish archives. He has also published scholarly articles and essays relating to the history and theory of archives, epistemology, and the power of knowledge, and he is also the host and creator of the Jewish History Matters Podcast.

Dr. Lustig received his Ph.D. at the UCLA Department of History, and has also been a Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies and a Gerald Westheimer Early Career Fellow at the Leo Baeck Institute.

You can contact Dr. Lustig at jlustig AT