Muhlenberg College
Primo Levi Fellowship

Research Topic

Jewish-Christian Dialogue After the Holocaust


Jessica Cooperman is an Associate Professor of Religion Studies and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Muhlenberg College. She teaches broadly on modern Jewish history, and her research focuses on the intersections of American Judaism, American religion, and state power. She is particularly interested in military history and in American efforts to promote Jewish-Christian interfaith dialogue.

Cooperman received a joint PhD in History and Judaic Studies from New York University and has previously been a fellow at the Center for Jewish History, Fordham University, and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Selected publications

  • Making Judaism Safe for America: World War I and the Origins of American Religious Pluralism (New York University Press, 2018)



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