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Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Telephone: (603) 646-0475

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Ehud Benor
316 Thornton Hall
Telephone: (603) 646-1313


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Annelise Orleck

Annelise Orleck

Professor of History


  • Ph.D. New York University

Jewish Studies Courses Taught

  • JWST 33/HIST 6: American Jewish History

Recent Scholarship

Recent books or articles published:

  • Soviet-Jewish Americans (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1999)
  • Common Sense and A Little Fire: Women and Working-Class Politics in the U.S. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995)
  • The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1997) co-edited with Alexis Jetter and Diana Taylor
  • Storming Caesar's Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty (Boston: Beacon Press, 2005)

Interests vis a vis Jewish Studies

  • Two of my single-authored books deal with Jewish immigrant life in the U.S., the first with Jewish immigrant activism during the first half of the century, the second with the Soviet Jewish immigration of the past 30 years.

Last Updated: 6/13/14