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Rachel Gordan, Assistant Professor
130 Anderson Hall

Judaism, post-WWII American religion, Jewish women’s history, American Jews and middlebrow culture, American Jewish literary history.
Ph.D. Harvard University (Committee on the Study of Religion)

Rachel Gordan received her PhD from Harvard University, in North American Religions; her BA from Yale in American Studies, and her MAR from Yale Divinity school. After receiving her PhD, she held postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University and at the University of Toronto, before teaching at Boston University and Brandeis in 2016-2017. As a scholar of American religion, she researches Judaism and Jewish culture from the early 20th century to the present, with a particular focus on the immediate Post-WWII era, middlebrow culture, and American Jewish literary history.