Alexis Hofmeister studied East European History as well as Jewish Studies at the University of Cologne and the University College London (Dept. of Hebrew and Jewish Studies). In his PhD he dealt with Jewish sociability in the port-city of Odessa around 1900. The resulting study about Self-Organisation and Bourgeois Ideals. Jewish Sociability in Odessa around 1900 was printed in 2007 in German. Since 2013 he coordinates the research project »Imperial Subjects. Autobiographical Practices und Historical Change in the Romanov, Habsburg and Ottoman Empire (late 19th–early 20th century)« at the Department of History of Basel University. He writes a comparative study of Jewish autobiography in Eastern Europe.
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