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Dr. Melissa R. Klapper

Rowan University

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Bio and publications:

Dr. Melissa R. Klapper is Professor of History and Director of Women's & Gender Studies at Rowan University. She is the author of "Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920" (2005) and "Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in the United States, 1880-1925" (2007). Her most recent book, "Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940" (2013), won the National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies. Dr. Klapper lectures frequently in academic and community settings. She is located in Philadelphia.

Area of expertise:

American Jewish history, history of Jewish women, American Jewish women's activism, history of American Jewish education, American Jewish immigration in comparative context

Target audience: different kinds of audiences, including both mixed groups and women's only groups. Dr. Klapper has also worked with high school students.

Sample teaching materials:


Speaking fee:

standard varies depending on group's resources--at least $250 + travel but $500 + travel preferred

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