Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History
Department of History
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Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History and is Director of the Jewish Studies Program. A specialist in American Jewish history and women’s history, she teaches a variety of courses in Jewish civilization. Her awards include AU’s highest faculty award, Scholar/Teacher of the Year (2007) and the American Jewish Historical Society’s Lee Max Friedman Award for distinguished service to the profession. Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women's Ordination, 1889-1985 (Beacon Press, 1998), which was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. Her most recent book, co-edited with AU Professor Kate Haulman, is Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives (New York University Press, 2013).
Past chair of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society, she was deeply involved in the activities commemorating 350 years of Jewish life in America. Her consulting work for museums includes the Library of Congress and the National Museum of American Jewish History on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. She is currently president of the Association for Jewish Studies.
PhD, History, The Ohio State University
MA, History, The Ohio State University
BA, Hebraic Studies, Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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