Ph.D., History, Ohio State University, 2000 MA,History, Ohio State University, 1994 MA, Russian Literature, University at Albany, 1990 BA, Russian Language and Russian & East European Studies, University at Albany, 1987
American and European women's history
US immigration history
“The Whole Wide World, Without Limits”: International Relief, Gender Politics and American Jewish Women, 1893-1930. American Jewish Civilization Series, ed. Jonathan Sarna and Moses Rischin.Detroit:Wayne State University Press, 2005
“Immigrants, Family, and ‘Ellis Island Whiteness.’” Part of a Forum on Teaching Immigration and Ethnic History Through Film.Journal of American Ethnic History 30 (Summer 2011): 25-30.
"Insignificant’ Lives, Significant Writings.”Review essay in Journal of Women’s History 20 (Summer 2008): 174-182.
“Formulating the‘Women’s Interpretation of Zionism’: Hadassah Recruitment of Non-Zionist American Women, 1914-1930.”In Partners in Palestine: American Jewish Women in the Yishuv and Early State of Israel, ed. Shulamit Reinharz and Mark A. Raider,90-111.Boston: University Press of New England, 2005.
Awards and honors
Board of Editors, Women's History Review
Academic Council, American Jewish Historical Society