Regula Ludi

Regula Ludi

Professor of Modern History at the University of Zurich

Areas of expertise

Gender  /  Reparations  /  History and Memory  /  Modern History  /  Women and Human Rights  /  History of Transitional Justice

Regula Ludi is Professor of Modern History at the University of Zurich and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Ethics and Human Rights at the University of Fribourg.

She is an expert on subjects including gender studies, the history of crime in the nineteenth century, Swiss refugee policy in the Nazi era, Roma and Sinti, Holocaust legacies and the gendered nature of representations of the past. She has published widely on these issues.

Prior to joining the University of Zurich, Dr Ludi was Visiting Professor at the History Department, University of Bern. There, she was also affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies and the Center for Global Studies and directed research projects on the history of women’s rights and the history of slavery. From 1997 to 2000, she worked as a staff historian and head of a research team in the Independent Commission of Experts Switzerland – Second World War (the ‘Bergier Commission’).

Dr Ludi was a postdoctoral fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (Harvard University), the Center for European and Eurasian Studies (University of California), the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (CNRS Paris), the Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Taught Courses

South Lebanon, Tyre. “We will never forget you, my dear brother Mohammad Jamil Abbas.” This is one of the many messages written by the families of the missing and tied to olive trees planted by the families of disappeared. Master in transitional justice - Course

A look from the Margins: Transitional Justice through a Feminist and Historical Lens

This course sheds light on the history and concept of gender studies and their impact on current transitional justice debates. It focuses especially on developments at the UN level.

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Setting New Standards: International Feminism and the League of Nations' Inquiry into the Status of Women

April 2019

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Journal of Women's History, Volume 31, Number 1

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Reparations, Victims, and Trauma in the Wake of the Holocaust


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Rethinking Holocaust Justice. Essays Across Disciplines,New York: Berghahn

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Second-Wave Holocaust Restitution, Post-Communist Privatization and the Global Triumph of Neoliberalism in the 1990s (Forthcoming)

January 2018

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Revue des études hébraïques et juives

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Cover of the book Reparations for Nazi Victims in Postwar Europe

Reparations for Nazi Victims in Postwar Europe

July 2012

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Cambridge University Press

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