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Marjorie N. Feld

Professor

Academic Division: History & Society

Bio

Marjorie N. Feld received her Ph.D. in History at Brandeis University in 2001 and has been at Babson since Fall 2001. Her teaching and research interests include U.S. social, labor, and women's/gender history, along with the history of global human rights movements. She is a member of the Jewish Women's Archive Academic Advisory Council and the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society. Her first book, Lillian Wald: A Biography, published in 2008 by University of North Carolina Press, won the Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society, an award presented biannually to an "outstanding book in American Jewish History." At Babson, she received a Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference award in 2009 and the Martin Luther King Leadership Award in 2014. From 2011-2015, she was the faculty director for Babson's Center for Women's Leadership. Her second book, Nations Divided:American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid, was​ published by Palgrave MacMillan in July 2014.​​​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Brandeis University
  • BA, Binghamton University

Academic Interests

History and Society

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 - Martin Luther King Leadership Award, 2014, Babson College
  • 2009 - Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society for Lillian Wald: A Biography, American Jewish Historical Society
  • 2009 - Women Who Make a Difference Award, Center for Women's Leadership
  • 2005 - Babson Board of Research Course Release
  • 1996 - Lerman Prize for Scholarship on Extraordinary Women, Women’s Studies Program, Brandeis University

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Feld, M.N. (2006). Shul: A Keyword in the New Jewish Studies. Shofar, 24(4), 22-33.
  • Feld, M.N. (2005). Hometown Lessons: Lillian D. Wald and the ‘Female Dominion’ of American Reform. Women’s History Magazine, 50 (Summer 2005), 9-14.
  • Feld, M.N.‘An Actual Working Out of Internationalism’: Russian Politics, Zionism, and Lillian Wald’s Ethnic Progressivism. Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2(2), 119-149.
  • Feld, M.N. (1999). Issue Co-editor, “Education and Consumerism”. Radical Teacher(55)
  • Feld, M.N., Sweeney, M. (1999). Sweating the Small Stuff: Mickey, Michael and the Global Sweatshop. Radical Teacher(55), 11.
  • Feld, M.N. (1996). The ‘Mutuality’ of Society: The Life and Work of Lillian D. Wald, 1893-1919. Women’s Studies Program Working Papers Series

Books

  • Feld, M.N. (2014). Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle over Apartheid. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Feld, M.N. (2008). Lillian D. Wald: A Biography : University of North Carolina Press

Book Reviews

  • Feld, M.N. (2006). Andrew Heinze, Jews and the American Soul: Human Nature in the 20th Century. American Studies, Vol 47, 221-222.
  • Feld, M.N. (2004). Website of Jewish Women’s Archive, www.jwa.org. Journal of American History, Vol 9, 736-737.
  • Feld, M.N. (2003). Marianne R. Sanua, Going Greek: Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945. American Jewish History, Vol 91, 183-186.
  • Feld, M.N. (2003). Michael Staub, Torn at the Roots: The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America. Minnesota Review, Vol 58-60 , 322-325.
  • Feld, M.N. (2002). Daphne Spain, How Women Saved the City. American Studies, Vol 43, 187-188.
  • Feld, M.N. (2001). Margaret Finnegan, Selling Suffrage: Consumer Culture and Votes for Women . American Studies, Vol 42, 177-179.
  • Feld, M.N. (2000). Robert A. Rockaway, Words of the Uprooted: Jewish Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century America . Labor History, Vol 41, 368-369.
  • Feld, M.N. (1998). Eleanor Stebner, Women of Hull House. History of Education Quarterly, Vol 38, 466-468.

Others

  • Feld, M.N. (in press). "Lillian Wald" entry. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO link
  • Feld, M.N. (2011). Biography of Lillian Wald on Henry Street Settlement Website
  • Feld, M.N. (2010). Buying Power
  • Feld, M.N. (2010). Essay Contribution to Immigrant Soles Tour
  • Feld, M.N. (2010). The Face of Child Labor
  • Feld, M.N. (2006). “Henry Street Settlement” entry: Sage Press
  • Feld, M.N. (2006). “Settlement Houses” entry : Keter Publishing House
  • Feld, M.N. (2005). “Lillian D. Wald” Entry: Syracuse University Press
  • Feld, M.N. (1999). Website Co-author, “Lillian D. Wald,” Women of Valor Project link
  • Feld, M.N. (1998). “Sophie Loeb” entry : Oxford University Press
  • Feld, M.N. (1997). “Lillian D. Wald” entry: Routledge
  • Feld, M.N. (1997). “Sophie Loeb” entry : Routledge

Presentations

  • “Jewish Women, Zionism, and Apartheid"
    Feld, M. “Jewish Women, Zionism, and Apartheid" Association of Jewish Studies Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (2015)
  • "The Oneness of the Jewish People": Jews, Civil Rights and Apartheid in the U.S. and South Africa"
    Feld, M. "The Oneness of the Jewish People": Jews, Civil Rights and Apartheid in the U.S. and South Africa" American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada (2015)
  • Book talk on NATIONS DIVIDED
    Feld, M. Book talk on NATIONS DIVIDED Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Newton, Massachusetts (2015)
  • Apartheid and Liberation: African Americans, Jews, and the Anti-apartheid Movement
    Feld, M. Apartheid and Liberation: African Americans, Jews, and the Anti-apartheid Movement Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America, Waltham, MA (2014)
  • Ethnic Ties, Community Spaces: Lillian Wald, Henry Street, and the Spirit of Progressive Reform
    Feld, M. Ethnic Ties, Community Spaces: Lillian Wald, Henry Street, and the Spirit of Progressive Reform Meeting of Educators at Tenement Museum, New York, NY (2013)
  • South Africa Needs Friends, Jewish Confrontations with Apartheid in the US and South Africa
    Feld, M. South Africa Needs Friends, Jewish Confrontations with Apartheid in the US and South Africa American Studies Association Annual Meeting , San Juan, Puerto Rico (2012)
  • The Universal Quest to be Human, Jewish Women's Struggle with Apartheid in the United States and South Africa
    Feld, M. The Universal Quest to be Human, Jewish Women's Struggle with Apartheid in the United States and South Africa Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2011)
  • American Jews and Apartheid
    Feld, M. American Jews and Apartheid Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies , Los Angeles, CA (2009)
  • Henry Street: Then and Now
    Feld, M. Henry Street: Then and Now Academic Angles panel presentation, New York City, New York (2009)
  • Jewish Inclusion: Feminism and Contemporary America Jews
    Feld, M. Jewish Inclusion: Feminism and Contemporary America Jews Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Minneapolis, MN (2008)
  • Sexism is a Sin: Feminism and American Jewish Life in the 21st Century
    Feld, M. Sexism is a Sin: Feminism and American Jewish Life in the 21st Century Biennial Conference in American Jewish History, Charleston, SC (2006)
  • Ethnic Progressivism: Lillian D. Wald and the ‘Female Dominion of American Reform
    Feld, M. Ethnic Progressivism: Lillian D. Wald and the ‘Female Dominion of American Reform Women’s History Network Annual Meeting, Kingston-Upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, UK (2004)
  • Lillian Wald’s Hometown Lessons
    Feld, M. Lillian Wald’s Hometown Lessons The 350th Anniversary of Jewish Culture in America, Henry Street Settlement, New York City, NY (2004)
  • Shul: A Keyword in the New Jewish Studies
    Feld, M. Shul: A Keyword in the New Jewish Studies American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT (2003)
  • ‘An Actual Working Out of Internationalism’: Lillian Wald’s Mutuality Abroad and at Home
    Feld, M. ‘An Actual Working Out of Internationalism’: Lillian Wald’s Mutuality Abroad and at Home American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2002)
  • Lillian Wald and the Progressive Networks of New York
    Feld, M. Lillian Wald and the Progressive Networks of New York Conference on New York State History, New York City, NY (2000)
  • Jewish Women in Reform Movements
    Feld, M. Jewish Women in Reform Movements Standing Before Us: A Celebration of the Accomplishments of Unitarian Universalist Women, Boston, MA (2000)

Media Contributions

  • newbooksinjewishstudies.com
    Other (2015)