Maud S. Mandel

Maud S. Mandel
President; Professor of History; Program in Jewish Studies
Williams College

Maud MandelMaud S. Mandel (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1998; A.M., University of Michigan, 1993; B.A. Oberlin College, 1989) is President of Williams College. She is author of In the Aftermath of Genocide: Armenians and Jews in Twentieth Century France (Duke University Press, 2003) and Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict (Princeton University Press, 2014) and co-editor with Ethan Katz and Lisa Leff of Colonialism and the Jews (Indiana University Press, 2017). She has been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Philosophical Society. Her most recent article, “Simone Weil: A Jewish Thinker?” was published in the volume Thinking Jewish Modernity by Princeton University Press in 2016.

Selected Publications

Armenians and Jews in Twentieth Century France (Duke University Press, 2003)

Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict (Princeton University Press, 2014)

Colonialism and the Jews, eds., Ethan Katz, Lisa Moses Leff, and Maud S. Mandel. Indiana University Press, 2017.

“’The French Jewish Community Speaks to you with One Voice’: Dissent and the Shaping of French Jewish Politics since World War II,” (co-written with Ethan Katz), The Jews of Modern France, ed. Zvi Jonathan Kaplan and Nadia Malinovich, Litmann Press, 2016.

“Simone Weil (1909-1943)” for Thinking Jewish Modernity, eds. Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, and Idith Zertal. Princeton University Press, 2016.