Dr. Pamela Nadell
American University, Washington D.C.
Professor Pamela Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she received the university’s highest award, Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985, which was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. A past president of the Association for Jewish Studies and the recipient of the American Jewish Historical Society’s Lee Max Friedman Award for distinguished service, her consulting work for museums includes the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Library of Congress.
Her most recent book is America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today (W.W. Norton, March 2019).
Sample discussion topics and areas of expertise:
America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today (book talk)
Feminism, American Style (about feminism in the U.S. & Israel Antisemitism in America: Then and Now)
At American University, I teach courses in Ancient and Medieval Jewish Civilization, Modern Jewish Civilization, American Jewish History, and the history of the Holocaust. I lecture widely to academic and Jewish audiences in colleges, universities, and Jewish communal settings in the U.S., Europe, and Israel.
Women Who Would be Rabbis: A History of Women's Ordination
1889-1985 America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Sample speaking materials:
$500 local; a minimum of $750 when I travel