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    Pamela Nadell

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Pamela S. Nadell is the department chair, history, of the department of history at the American University, in Washington D.C. She holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History and is Chair of Department of History and the Director of the Jewish Studies Program. 

In 2007, Nadell won the highest faculty award of the American University, the Scholar/Teacher of the Year. She is a Jewish history and women's history specialist. She has received the American Jewish Historical Society's prestigious Lee Max Friedman Award for distinguished service.

Pamela has written various books, holds a PhD, MA and BA, and is fluent in Hebrew.



 

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  • New Essays in American Jewish History

    Pamela Nadell, Lance Sussman and Jonathan Sarna

    A collection of new and original scholarly studies of the American Jewish experience co-edited by Pamela S. Nadell, Jonathan D. Sarna and Lance J. Sussman all of whom serve on the academic advisory board of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA). 

    New Essays in American Jewish History contains twenty-two chronologically comprehensive articles. The volume has already been hailed as a scholarly benchmark in the growing field of American Jewish Studies"and in American Jewish history more specifically" since it records the continued vitality and increasing sophistication of this field of study. Essays span the different movements in Judaism and include a range of subjects including Jews and science, the history of biblical scholarship in America, Holocaust studies, American Jewish historiography, Zionism, and cinema studies"all reflections of contemporary currents in the field.

    The highly respected and diverse group of scholars who contributed to New Essays in American Jewish History: Commemorating the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Founding of the American Jewish Archives include David Ellenson (HUC-JIR President), Jonathan D. Sarna, Pamela S. Nadell, Natalie Zemon Davis, Jeffrey S. Gurock , Hasia Diner, Michael Marmur, Paul Finkelman, Aviva Ben-Ur and Rachel Frankel, William Pencak, Mark K. Bauman , Cornelia Wilhelm , Eric L. Friedland , Dianne Ashton, Rakhmiel Peltz, Kevin Proffitt, William Toll, Leonard Greenspoon, Robert M. Seltzer, Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Samuel Haber, Allon Gal, and the late Alfred Gottschalk, HUC-JIR's former president and chancellor who contributed an essay entitled, "The Spirit of Jewish History." This essay was Dr. Gottschalk's final scholarly writing.

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