Dash Moore

University of Michigan
Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellowship

Research Topic

Jewish G.I.s and the “Judeo-Christian Tradition”: The Shaping of New Possibilities for Ethnic Self-Expression


Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History and Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include American Jewish history, twentieth century urbanization, and documentary photography. At the Katz Center, she will examine New York street photography pioneered by members of the Photo League.

Dash Moore received her PhD from Columbia University. She has taught at Vassar College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently serving as editor-in-chief of the ten-volume Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization.

Selected publications

  • with Jeffrey S. Gurock, Annie Polland, Howard B. Rock, and Daniel Soyer, Jewish New York: The Remarkable Story of a City and a People (New York University Press, 2017)
  • Urban Origins of American Judaism (University of Georgia Press, 2014)
  • GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (Harvard University Press, 2004)



Delving into some of the most pressing debates within US history and Jewish history, and examining vital questions shaping Jewish cultural studies, literary theory, and social scientific inquiry

1996–1997 (2)

Examining the commonalities and divergences of Jewish life in Israel and America in the twentieth century.