Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
2. History of the Jewish People: R
13: Early Modern: R
14: Modern: R
15: Regional and National (i.e. in North Africa, Greece, Eastern Europe, Germany, Middle East, Spain, India, South America, United States, etc): R
16: Local (e.g. the Jews of Canterbury, the Jews of Kovno, etc): R
Professor Lässig studied from 1982 to 1987 in Dresden, where she then worked as a research fellow until 1999. From 1999 to 2001 she received a scholarship from the DFG and from 2002 to 2006 she was a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. She has been the director of the Georg Eckert Institute and Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Braunschweig since October 2006. She was the 2009/10 Stifterverband Visiting Fellow at the European Studies Centre of St Antony\'s College Oxford.
Her main areas of research are aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century social and cultural history, particularly Jewish history, religion and religiosity, philanthropy and patronage, entrepreneurial history, the politics of history and European memory cultures. She also researches historical education and educational media and the teaching and learning of history.