Brown Social Science Center, 314
Departments/ProgramsAfrican and Afro-American Studies
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
DegreesSUNY at Stony Brook, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook, M.A.
Brandeis University, B.A.
ExpertiseWomen's history. Social history. History of Education. History as Theater. Jewish women's history. Women and gender studies.
ProfileJoyce Antler is a social and cultural historian, with special interests in the history of American women; history-as-theater; the history of education, and women’s biography. She has written widely on the history of women, and on Jewish women, and is currently working on a book on women’s liberation and Jewish identity. She is also a prize-winning historical dramatist, and works with her students to create original documentary dramas on matters of social urgency.
|AMST||40a||Women in American History|
|AMST||124b||American Love and Marriage|
|AMST||128b||History as Theater|
|AMST||150a||The History of Childhood and Youth in America|
|AMST/SOC||125a||History of United States Feminisms|
|WMGS||198a||Women's and Gender Studies Research Seminar|
Awards and Honors
2008 Emily Toth Award for Best Book in Women's Issues in Popular Culture and American Culture, Popular Culture/American Culture Association (2008)
Abram L. Sachar Medallion, Brandeis National Committee (2008)
Goldstein-Goren Research Fellow, Center for American Jewish History, New York University (2008)
Harry S. Levitan Education Award, Brandeis University (2008)
Honorable Mention, Sophie Brody Award, American LIbrary Association, for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature (2008)
Honorable Mention, Koppelman Award of the Association of Popular Culture and American Culture, for Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture (1999)
Honorable Mention, Koppelman Award, American Popular Culture, for best edited book (Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture) (1999)
Samuel Lane Chair in American Jewish History and Culture (1996 - 1997)
Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (1995)
Susan Koppelman Award, Women's Caucus, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (The Challenge of Femininst Biography) (1993)
Koppelman Award of the Association of Popular Culture and American Culture for The Challenge of Feminist Biography (1992)
Loewenstein-Weiner Fellowship in American Jewish Studies. (1992)
President , MA Foundation for the Humanities & Public Policy (1990 - 1992)
Board of Directors, MA Foundation Humanities & Public Policy (1988)
National Endowment for Humanities travel to collections grant (1987)
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Fellowship (declined) (1982 - 1983)
Radcliffe Research Scholars Award (on Mellon Foundation Grant) (1982 - 1983)
Drama-Logue Critics' Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theater (1981)
Lilly Endowment Award (1977 - 1979)
Antler, Joyce, Guest Editor, ed. "Beyond the Ivory Tower: American Jewish History for A Public Audience," in American Jewish History. 98:2 2015.
Antler, Joyce, ed. Why Jewish Women's History Matters: An Archive of Stories in Honor of Gail Reimer. 2014 ed. Brookline, Ma.: Jewish Women's Archive, 2015.
Antler, Joyce. ""Gerda Lerner, Citizen-Scholar: "Because of My Jewish Experience"." Why Jewish Women's History Matters: An Archive of Stories in Honor of Gail Reimer. Ed. Antler, Joyce. Brookline, Ma.: Jewish Women's Archive, 2015. 4.
Antler, Joyce. "Feminist Reflections: Gerda Lerner , "History and Gender"." Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 36. (2015): 6.
Antler, Joyce. "Marriage Equality: An American Jewish View." AJS Perspectives (2014): 32-34.
Antler, Joyce. "Is There Such A Thing As Jewish Fiction? (Symposium)." Moment May/June 2012.
Antler, Joyce. "Paula Hyman: Jewish Feminist Historian, 1946-2011". November 2, 2012. <http://bingdev.binghamton.edu/jwh/?page_id=691>.
Antler, Joyce. “Remembering Gerda Lerner: The ‘Mother’ of Women's History,. January 3, 2013. Jewish Women's Archive. <http://jwa.org/blog/remembering-gerda-lerner-mother-of-womens-history>>.
Antler, Joyce. “Shulamith Firestone, 1945-2012: In Memoriam”. August 31, 2012. Jewish Women's Archive. <http://jwa.org/blog/shulamith-firestone-1945-2012-in-memoriam>>.
Antler, Joyce. "Campus Conversations on Race at The Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess'." (2012): <http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/inside/blog/campus-conversations-race-gershwins-porgy-and-bess/6287>.
Antler, Joyce. "Students Discuss Race, Responsibility in Theater." (2012): <Brandeis NOW>.
Antler, Joyce. "“One Clove Away From a Pomander Ball: The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Female Comedians”." Jews and Humor. vol. Studies in American Civilization 22 Ed. Leonard Greenspoon. Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2011. 155-174.
Antler, Joyce. "'We Were Ready to Turn the World Upside Down': Radical Feminism and Jewish Women." A Jewish Feminine Mystique: Jewish Women in Postwar America. Ed. Hasia Diner, Shira Kohn, and Rachel Kranson. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2010. 210-234.
Antler, Joyce. "One Clove Away from a Pomander Ball: The Subversive Potential of Jewish Women’s Humor." Studies in American Jewish Literature 29. (2010): 123-138.
Antler, Joyce (with Elinor Fuchs). ""History as Theater"." Perspectives on History 47. 2 (2009): 23-25.
Year One of the Empire. By Joyce Antler and Elinor Fuchs. Antler, Joyce. Metropolitan Playhouse, New York CIty, March 2- March 31, 2008.
Antler, Joyce. ""They Raised Beautiful Families": Jewish Mothers' Child Rearing and Community Building." Imagining the American Jewish Community. Ed. Jack Wertheimer. Lebanon, N.H.: Brandeis University Press, 2007. 212-231.
Antler, Joyce. You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother. Paperback edition, February 2008 ed. Oxford University Press, 2007.
Antler,Joyce. "The Gift of Jewish Women's Comedy, in re/collections." Newsletter of the Jewish Women's Archive (2005).
Antler,Joyce. "'Introduction,' and 'Women's Identities '." IN OUR OWN VOICES: A GUIDE TO CONDUCTING LIFE HISTORY INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN JEWISH WOMEN., 2004. 74-77.
Antler,Joyce. Televisions Changing Image of American Jews. University of Southern California, 2000.
Antler,Joyce, rev. ed. paper. The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America. Schocken Books, 1999.
Antler,Joyce, ed.. Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture. Hanover NH: Brandeis University Press, 1998.
Antler,Joyce. Journey Home: Jewish Women and the American Century. New York: The Free Press, 1997.
Antler,Joyce, Elisabth Israels Perry & Ingrid Winther Scobie. The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women. University of Illinois Press, 1992.
Antler,Joyce and Sari Knopp Biklen, co-ed. Sara Alpern. Changing Education: Women as Radicals and Conservators. State University of New York Press, 1990.
Antler,Joyce, ed.. America & I: Short Stories by American-Jewish Women Writers. Boston: Beacon Press, 1990.
Antler,Joyce. Lucy Sprague Mitchell: The Making of a Modern Women. Yale University Press, 1987.
Antler,Joyce. The Educated Woman & Professionalization: The Struggle for a New Feminine Identity, 1890-1920. NY: Garland Publishing Company, 1987.
Antler,Joyce. Year One of the Empire: A Play of American Politics, War, and Protest. Houghton Mifflin, 1973.