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Dr. Hasia Diner

Hasia Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University, with a joint appointment in the departments of history and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and she is the Director of the Goldstein Goren Center for American Jewish History. She was also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010. Previously, she held positions at University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Haifa in Israel, and she was a Lilly Fellow at the Mary I. Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and a fellow at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Research at Princeton University. She received her Ph.d. in History at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

A specialist in immigration and ethnic history, American Jewish history, and the history of American women, she is the author of numerous published books, including In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915-1935 (1977, reissued, 1995); Erin's Daughters in American: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century (1984), and A Time for Gathering: The Second Migration, 1820-1880 the second volume in the Johns Hopkins University Press series "The Jewish People in America" (1992). In 2010, her book, We Remember with Reverence and Love, won the National Jewish Book Award for American Jewish Studies and the Saul Viener Prize in American Jewish history. She is currently editing a multi-volume reference work on the history of American women.

One of the co-editors of the Dictionary of American History, Professor Diner has served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society and is president-elect of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. She lectures widely to academic and community audiences on various aspects of history, focusing on her specialties of American Jewish history, American women’s history, and immigration history.

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Rethinking the American Jewish Past - Audio

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