OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Joyce Antler

Portrait of Joyce Antler

Joyce Antler is the Samuel B. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish History and Culture and a professor emerita of women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Brandeis University. 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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