Modern Jewish history, Judaism in America, religion in America, gender studies, Holocaust
Religion in Modern America, Jews and Judaism—Modern, Jews and the City, Gender and Jewish History, Religion and Sexulity, Holocaust History and Memory
Core faculty member of the Jewish Studies Program and Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies
Education & Training
- PhD, New York University
Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America (UNC Press, 2017).
“Jewish Youth in the Global 1960s,” special issue of the Journal of Jewish Identities 8.2 (July 2015), coedited with Adriana Brodsky and Beatrice Gurwitz.
“Introduction: Jewish Youth in the 1960s,” coauthored with Adriana Brodsky and Beatrice Gurwitz, Journal of Jewish Identities 8.2 (July 2015).
“To be a Jew on America’s Terms is not to be a Jew at All: The Jewish Counterculture’s Critique of Middle-Class Affluence,” Journal of Jewish Identities 8.2 (July 2015).
A Jewish Feminine Mystique? Jewish Women in the Postwar Era, edited by Hasia Diner, Shira Kohn and Rachel Kranson (Rutgers University Press, 2010). Finalist for the 2010 National Jewish Book Awards Barbara Dobkin Award in Women's Studies.
"'The Gentle Jewish Mother Who Owned a Luxury Resort': Jennie Grossinger and the Jewish Feminine Mystique," in A Jewish Feminine Mystique? Jewish Women in the Postwar Era, edited by Hasia Diner, Shira Kohn and Rachel Kranson (Rutgers University Press, 2010).
"More Bar Than Mitzvah: Anxieties over Bar Mitzvah Celebrations in Postwar America," in Rites of Passage: How Today's Jews Celebrate, Commemorate, Commiserate, edited by Leonard Greenspoon, Studies in Jewish Civilization, v. 21 (Purdue University Press, 2010)
“From Woman’s Right to Religious Concern: The Woman’s League for Conservative Judaism and the Politics of Abortion, 1970-1982,” in Devotions and Desires, edited by Bethany Moreton, Gil Frank, and Heather White.
"Jewish Voices, Reproductive Choices: American Jewish Engagement in the Abortion Debates” (book ms)