Scott Ury is the Weinstock Visiting Lecturer of History at Harvard University and resident faculty at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) for the 2022-2023 academic year. Ury is a senior lecturer at the Department of Jewish History and director of the Eva and Marc Besen Institute for the Study of Historical Consciousness at Tel Aviv University. He also serves as senior editor of the journal History and Memory: Studies in Representation of the Past. Previously, he was director of the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism (2010-2020) at Tel Aviv University.
He is a scholar of Jewish and East European histories in modern times, with a specialization in Polish lands. His research interests include social and political topics such as urban history, nationalism studies, the history of migration, the study of antisemitism and, more recently, memory studies.
Ury was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he received his Ph.D. in 2006. He has held fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, the University of Warsaw, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.