Hasia R. Diner

Hasia R. Diner
Paul S and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History
New York University

Hasia DinerHasia R. Diner is Professor Emerita at New York University, formerly the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History. She continues to serve as the Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History. A specialist in United States history she has written and taught extensively in the fields of immigration history, American women’ history, and American Jewish history. Her book, We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945–1962 (New York University Press, 2009) received the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish studies in 2010 as well as the Saul Veiner Prize for the outstanding book in American Jewish history. Her extensive list of publications include such works as In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915–1935 (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977, reissued, 1995); Erin’s Daughters in American: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984), and A Time for Gathering: The Second Migration, 1820–1880, the second volume in the Johns Hopkins University Press series, “The Jewish People in America” (1992). Lower East Side Memories: The Jewish Place in America was published in 2000 by Princeton University Press and Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration (2002), published by Harvard University Press, which was a nominee for the James Beard Award, in the category of Writing About Food. Basic Books released her history of American Jewish women, Her Works Praise Her, in 2002, which Professor Diner co-authored with Beryl Leif Benderly. The University of California Press released The Jews of the United States: 1654–2000 in 2005. She recently published two books with Yale University Press, Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migration and the Peddlers Who Led the Way which was supported by a Guggenheim fellowship and Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World, a volume in the Yale University Press “Jewish Lives” Series. Most recently she edited the Oxford Handbook of the Jewish Diaspora.

Selected Publications

Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017) winner Axiom Prize for Business History

How American Met the Jews (Providence, Rhode Island: Brown Judaic Studies, 2017)

Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way (Yale University Press, 2015). Finalist, National Jewish Book Award

We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust (New York: New York University Press, 2009). Winner 2010 National Jewish Book Award, Saul Viener Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society, 2011

The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000 (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004) (translated into Hebrew, Ben Gurion University Press-University of Haifa, 2015)

Hungering for America: Italian, Irish and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002) Finalist, James Beard Award