Nitzan Lebovic is an associate professor of history and the Apter Chair of Holocaust studies and Ethical Values at Lehigh University. He received his BA in the History and Theory of Literature from Tel Aviv University and his PhD from UCLA. His first book, titled The Philosophy of Life and Death (2013) focused on the circle around the anti-Semitic thinker Ludwig Klages. His second book, about Zionism and Melancholia: The Short Life of Israel Zarchi was published in Hebrew in 2015 and is expected soon in English. Nitzan is also the Co-editor of The Politics of Nihilism (2014) and of Catastrophe: A History and Theory of an Operative Concept (2014). Nitzan is a fellow at UPenn’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, this fall.