Area of Expertise
Jewish history; women's history, especially the history of Jewish women; Holocaust, American Jewry, American Jewish history, Judaism
Pamela Nadell is the author or editor of six books, including Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women's Ordination, 1889–1985 (Beacon Press, 1998), which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award; Conservative Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook (Greenwood Press, 1988); Women and American Judaism: Historical Perspectives (Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, July 2001); American Jewish Women's History: A Reader(New York University Press, 2003); Three Hundred and Fifty Years: An Album of American Jewish Memory (2005); New Essays in American Jewish History (2010). She is also historian to the permanent exhibition of the new National Museum of American Jewish History. As of December 2016, she serves as the President of the Association for Jewish Studies.