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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Joyce Antler

Joyce AntlerJoyce Antler is the Samuel B. Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and a professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Brandeis University, where she is also affiliated with the African and Afro-American studies and history departments and the education and creative arts and social transformation programs. Her fields of interest include American women's history, Jewish women's history, the history of education, history as theater, and writing women's lives/biography. She is the author of You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother (2007) and Lucy Sprague Mitchell: The Making of a Modern Woman (1987). She is the editor of Why Jewish Women's History Matters: An Archive of Stories in Honor of Gail Reimer (2014), The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America (1999), Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture (1998), and America and I: Short Stories by American- Jewish Women Writers (1990); and a coeditor of The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women (1992). Her documentary play, Year One of the Empire: A Play of American Politics, War, and Protest, coauthored with Elinor Fuchs, won a Drama-Logue Award for writing. She is currently writing a history of radical feminism and Jewish identity.

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