Natan M. Meir is the Lorry I. Lokey Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Portland State University. His research interest is modern Jewish history, focusing on the social and cultural history of East European Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is the author of Kiev: Jewish Metropolis, 1861-1914 (Indiana University Press, 2010) and co-editor of Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History (Indiana, 2010). His articles have appeared in Jewish Quarterly Review and Slavic Review. Meir is currently working on a study of vulnerable and marginalized groups among East European Jews in the nineteenth century, and he is a consultant for the Russian Jewish Museum of Moscow, which opened in November 2012. Prior to coming to PSU, Meir taught at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Meir received his Ph.D. in Jewish history from Columbia University in 2003.
On March 13th, 2013, he led a discussion on the film A Film Unfinished, an event sponsored by the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project.