Marjorie 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 Academic Advisory Councils of the Jewish Women's Archive, the American Jewish Historical Society, and Jewish Voice for Peace.

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, the Martin Luther King Leadership Award in 2014, and the Babson Pride Award in 2017. 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

  • 2018 — Deans' Award for Teaching Excellence, Babson College Deans
  • 2018 — Babson Research Scholar, Babson College
  • 2017 — Babson Pride Award, The Pride Community
  • 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
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Publications

Book Chapters

  • Feld, M.N. (2019). "Choosing Sides": Reclaiming Judaism. Page: 15. Interlink Publishers.
  • Duffy, S., Feld, M.N., Langowitz, N.S. (2015). The Center for Womens Entrepreneurial Leadership: Creating Gender Enlightenment On and Beyond a Business School Campus: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Page: 473-486. Emerald Publishing Group.

Journal Articles

  • Feld, M.N., Feld, M.N. (2018). "Teaching Trans: Lessons in Inclusion and Liberation" (co-authored with Babson Student Sky Morgan). The American Historian. Issue: 18, Page: 16-17. The Organization of American Historians. link
  • Feld, M.N. (2006). Shul: A Keyword in the New Jewish Studies. Shofar. Vol: 24, Issue: 4, Page: 22-33.
  • Feld, M.N. (2005). Hometown Lessons: Lillian D. Wald and the Female Dominion of American Reform. Women’s History Magazine. Vol: 50 , Issue: Summer 2005, Page: 9-14.
  • Feld, M.N. (in press). An Actual Working Out of Internationalism: Russian Politics, Zionism, and Lillian Walds Ethnic Progressivism. Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Vol: 2, Issue: 2, Page: 119-149.
  • Feld, M.N. (1999). Issue Co-editor, Education and Consumerism. Radical Teacher. Issue: 55.
  • Feld, M.N., Sweeney, M. (1999). Sweating the Small Stuff: Mickey, Michael and the Global Sweatshop. Radical Teacher. Issue: 55, Page: 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. Brandeis University .

Book Reviews

  • Feld, M.N. (in press). Review of Shari Rabin, Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America in Journal of American Ethnic History, forthcoming Spring 2019.
  • Feld, M.N. (2016). "Israeli Apartheid: Our South Africa Moment". Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World. link
  • Feld, M.N. (2016). "How Intermarriage is Changing American Judaism (for the better)". H-Net Judaic, in H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences. link
  • Feld, M.N. (2006). Andrew Heinze, Jews and the American Soul: Human Nature in the 20th Century: American Studies. Vol: 47, Issue: 3-4, Page: 221-222.
  • Feld, M.N. (2004). Website of Jewish Womens Archive, www.jwa.org: Journal of American History. Vol: 9, Issue: 12, Page: 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, Issue: 1, Page: 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 , Issue: November 2003, Page: 322-325.
  • Feld, M.N. (2002). Daphne Spain, How Women Saved the City: American Studies. Vol: 43, Issue: 1, Page: 187-188.
  • Feld, M.N. (2001). Margaret Finnegan, Selling Suffrage: Consumer Culture and Votes for Women : American Studies. Vol: 42, Issue: 1, Page: 177-179.
  • Feld, M.N. (2000). Robert A. Rockaway, Words of the Uprooted: Jewish Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century America : Labor History. Vol: 41, Issue: 3, Page: 368-369.
  • Feld, M.N. (1998). Eleanor Stebner, Women of Hull House: History of Education Quarterly. Vol: 38, Issue: 4, Page: 466-468.

Other

  • Feld, M.N. (2018). Symmetry: Sylvia Bloom and Lillian Wald". Jewish Women's Archive, JWA.org, and Henry Street Settlement. link
  • Feld, M.N. (in press). "Lillian Wald" entry: Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of United States Peace and Antiwar Movement. ABC CLIO. link
  • Feld, M.N., Diner, H. (2016). We're American Jewish Historians. This is Why We've Left Zionism Behind. Issue: Aug. 20, 2016. Ha'aretz. link
  • Feld, M.N. (2011). Biography of Lillian Wald on Henry Street Settlement Website .
  • Feld, M.N. (2010). Buying Power : Piercing It Together Tour Program.
  • Feld, M.N. (2010). Essay Contribution to Immigrant Soles Tour : Playgrounds on the Immigrant Lower East Side.
  • Feld, M.N. (2010). The Face of Child Labor : Tenement Museum Blog based on Consultancy work, online.
  • Feld, M.N. (2006). Henry Street Settlement entry: Encyclopedia of American Urban History. Page: 329. Sage Press.
  • Feld, M.N. (2006). Settlement Houses entry : Encyclopedia Judaica. Vol: 18, Issue: 2nd Ed, Page: 320. Keter Publishing House.
  • Feld, M.N. (2005). Lillian D. Wald Entry: The Encyclopedia of New York State. Page: 1648. Syracuse University Press.
  • Feld, M.N. (1999). Website Co-author, Lillian D. Wald, Women of Valor Project: Jewish Womens Archive. link
  • Feld, M.N. (1998). Sophie Loeb entry : American National Biography. Page: L:818-820. Oxford University Press.
  • Feld, M.N. (1997). Lillian D. Wald entry: Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Issue: 2, Page: 1446-1449. Routledge.
  • Feld, M.N. (1997). Sophie Loeb entry : Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Page: 1:869-870. Routledge.

Books

  • Feld, M.N. (2014). Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle over Apartheid. Page: 244. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Feld, M.N. (2008). Lillian D. Wald: A Biography . University of North Carolina Press.

Presentations

  • "Lillian Wald: American Progressive" Feld, M. Association of Jewish Studies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (2018)
  • “Segregation, Zionism, and Justice: William Zukerman and the Jewish Newsletter in the 1950s U.S." Feld, M. Jewish Identity, The Holocaust, and Anti-Racist Struggles since 1945, London, UK (2018)
  • The History of Henry Street Settlement Feld, M. Open House New York Podcast, New York City (2018)
  • Lillian Wald, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," on the 125th Anniversary of Henry Street Settlement Feld, M. Invited Panel Presentation, Manhattan (2018)
  • "What Do We Mean When We Talk about Jewish Politics?" Feld, M. Association of Jewish Studies Annual Meeting, Washington DC (2017)
  • “Dissent, Jewishness, and Teaching Israel/Palestine in the American Academy” Feld, M. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (2017)
  • "Lillian Wald: Lessons on Immigration" Feld, M. Invited Talk, Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Newton, MA (2017)
  • "Lillian Wald: Lessons on Immigration" (same talk at at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek) Feld, M. Invited Talk, Westwood Public Library, Westwood, MA (2017)
  • “Jewish Women, Zionism, and Apartheid" Feld, M. 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. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada (2015)
  • Book talk on NATIONS DIVIDED Feld, M. Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Newton, Massachusetts (2015)
  • Apartheid and Liberation: African Americans, Jews, and the Anti-apartheid Movement Feld, M. 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. 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. 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. Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2011)
  • American Jews and Apartheid Feld, M. Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies , Los Angeles, CA (2009)
  • Henry Street: Then and Now Feld, M. Academic Angles panel presentation, New York City, New York (2009)
  • Jewish Inclusion: Feminism and Contemporary America Jews Feld, M. 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. Biennial Conference in American Jewish History, Charleston, SC (2006)
  • Ethnic Progressivism: Lillian D. Wald and the ‘Female Dominion of American Reform Feld, M. Women’s History Network Annual Meeting, Kingston-Upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, UK (2004)
  • Lillian Wald’s Hometown Lessons Feld, M. 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. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT (2003)
  • ‘An Actual Working Out of Internationalism’: Lillian Wald’s Mutuality Abroad and at Home Feld, M. American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2002)
  • Lillian Wald and the Progressive Networks of New York Feld, M. Conference on New York State History, New York City, NY (2000)
  • Jewish Women in Reform Movements Feld, M. Standing Before Us: A Celebration of the Accomplishments of Unitarian Universalist Women, Boston, MA (2000)
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