New York University
Louis Apfelbaum and Hortense Braunstein Apfelbaum Fellowship

Research Topic

How the Irish Taught the Jews to Become American


Hasia R. Diner is the Paul And Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University. She is also director of the Goldstein Goren Center for American Jewish History. Her research interests include American Jewish history, American immigration, and women’s history. She is currently investigating Irish and Jewish interactions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Diner received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an elected member of both the Society of American Historians and the American Academy of Jewish Research, and was previously a Guggenheim fellow.

Selected publications

  • Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World (Yale University Press, 2017)
  • Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way (Yale University Press, 2015)
  • We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust (New York: New York University Press, 2009)
  • In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks 19151935 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995)



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