Epstein Building, 104
DegreesBrandeis University, Ph.D.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Barnard College, B.A.
ExpertiseJewish women's studies (international). History of women in sociology. Israel studies. Qualitative and feminist methodology.
Jewish women's art.
ProfileShulamit Reinharz, Ph.D., is the Jacob Potofsky Professor of Sociology as well as the Founder and Director of three units at Brandeis: The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (est. 1997), the Women's Studies Research Center (est. 2001), and the Kniznick Gallery for Feminist Art (est. 2001). She supervises all internal programs including the WSRC Student Scholar Partnership Program; the HBI Summer Internship Program; the HBI Artist-in-Residence Program; the HBI Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law; and HBI Project on Children, Families and the Holocaust; as well as several book series and the journal Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues. In 2001, she opened the physical facility in which all of these activities take place, in a 10,000 square foot section of the Epstein Building, a facility she designed and for which she raised all the funds. As a sociologist, Reinharz is a frequent lecturer, and a publisher of books, chapters, articles and reviews.
She currently is the co-p.i. on a project in Israel concerned with government mandated advocates for women in all municipalities.
Awards and Honors
Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew College, Newton, MA (2015)
Elected co-president of Institute for the Advancement of Hebrew (2014)
Invited to be Founding Member of the European Association of Sociological and Anthropological Study of Jewry (2014)
2013 Award for Excellence in Research on Women presented to Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Shulamit Reinharz, Founder and Director (2013)
Invited to be member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Handbook of Israel: Major Debates (2013)
Trailblazer Award from National Council for Research on Women (2013)
Commission for Jewish Education of Palm Beach County, Florida (2012)
Professional Consultant, Project Kesher, Kiev, Ukraine (2012)
Panel of Conference in Israel, January 2011, was dedicated to me. (2011)
Panel of conference at the Association for Israel Studies is devoted to discussing my book, Observing the Observer. (2011)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund for Faculty Research and Creative Projects (2008 - 2009)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund for Faculty Research (2007)
Honored by Jewish Funds for Justice for her work promoting social justice (2006)
Runner-up, Koret International National Jewish Book Award for the JGirl's Guide. (2006)
Honored by REACH, an advocacy organization concerned with domestic violence (2005)
JGirl's Guide awarded Notable Book by Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries (2005)
Ort - Woman of Vision (2001)
Woodrow Wilson Fellowship (awarded, did not accept) (2000 - 2001)
YWCA Academy of Women Achievers "who have displayed exemplary leadership through civic participation, professional success, and positive community action" (1999)
International Women's Forum (1997 - 1998)
Myrtle Wreath Award for "Outstanding leadership in the Jewish community", Hadassah Southern New England Region (1997 - 1998)
Robin Williams Professorship, Eastern Sociological Society (1997 - 1998)
Spirit of Liberty Award, People for the American Way (1997 - 1998)
Chair, Hadassah National Commission on Jewish Studies (1994 - 1995)
Distinguished Publication Award, Association for Women in Psychology (Feminist Methods in Social Research) (1994 - 1997)
Choice Outstanding Academic Book (Feminist Methods in Social Research) (1993)
Distinghished Publications Award for a Scholarly Book, Association for Women in Psychology (Feminist Methods in Social Research) (1992 - 1993)
Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship (1986 - 1987)
Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (1985 - 1986)
Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship (provides for research leave for the most outstanding research proposal and promise among untunured frmale faculty, U. of Michigan) (1979 - 1980)
2nd place for college-wide undergraduate teaching award, Dept. of Psychology, U. of Michigan (students & faculty) (1978)
Danforth Foundation, Kent Fellowship (1970)
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Communal Aspects of Contemporary Life." The Communal Idea in the 21st Century. Ed. Eliezer Ben Rafael, Yaacov Oved, and Menachem Topel. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2014 (forthcoming)
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Social Memory and Genocide." Genocide, Memory and Representation – Interdisciplinary Perspectives.. Ed. Jutta Lindert, Armen Maarsobian, Gilad Gal. London: Springer, 2014 (forthcoming)
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "“The Individual in Jewish History”: A Feminist Perspective"." The Individual in Jewish History: Festschrift for Jehuda Reinharz. Ed. Chae-Ran Freeze, Sylvia Fuks and Eugene Sheperd. Dartmouth, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2014 (forthcoming)
Reinharz. A Memoir in Four Hands: Understanding My Father's Experience Surviving the Holocaust in Holland. 2013. (forthcoming)
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Nicholas Moore. "“Feminist Research Methods,” Cambridge Handbook of Sociology.." Cambridge Handbookof Sociology. 2015.
Reinharz, Shulamit T, Bryan S. Turner and Cynthia Epstein, et al. "The Sociological Theories of Mirra Komarovsky." The Encyclopedia of Social Theory. five vols. 2015.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Anti-anti-Semitism, too, is alive and well in Germany.." Fresh Ideas from the HBI; the HBI Blog (2015)
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Jewish Life under a Caliphate: The Case of Yemen." Fresh Ideas From HBI: The HBI Blog (2015)
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Memory and Memorizing at French Concentration Camp, Gurs." HBI Blog (2015)
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Multiple Meanings of Rita Blitt's "Inspiration" Sculpture." The Art of Rita Blitt. David Rosenbaum, University of Missouri Press, 2015
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "My Story." Faith and Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors.. Ed. Menahem Z. Rosensaft. Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights, 2015. 114-119.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "“Discovering the narratives in the numbers: An interview with Sylvia Barack Fishman."." ASSJ Newsletter..
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Michal Palgi, ed. One Hundred Years of Kibbutz Life: A Century of Crises and Reinvention. Paperback version with new introduction by editors.. New Brunsick, NJ: Transaction, 2014.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. ""The `Jewish Peoplehood ' Concept: Complications and Suggestions"." Reconsidering Israel - Diaspora Relations. vol. Excerpted in Moment: Jewish Politics, Culture, Religion July/August 2012, pp. 47-48. Ed. Liwerant, Bokser Judit; Eliezer Ben-Rafael; and Yossef Gorny.. London: Brill, 2014
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "The Gendering of Jewish Leadership in Europe Today: The Cases of Britain and Germany." The Spaces of the Diaspora: centralities and multiple loyalties. Toulouse, France. March 2014.
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Ellen Golub. "Emor: God said What?." Text Messages: A Torah Commentary for Teens. Ed. Jeff Salkin. Vermont: Jewish Lights, 2013
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Foreword." Holocaust Mothers & Daughters: Family, HIstory and Trauma. Ed. Federica K. Clementi. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2013. xi-xv.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Foreword." The Best School in Jerusalem: Annie Landau's School for Girls: 1900-1960. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press (University Press of New England), 2013. xiii-xvii.
Reinharz, Shulamit, Liz Suneby, Joseph Meszler, Diane Heiman. The JBoy's Guide: The GPS for Jewish Teen Guys. Vermont: Jewish Lights, 2013.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Communal Aspects of Contemporary Life." The Communal Idea in the 21st Century. Ed. Menachem Topol. Leiden, The Netherlands and Boston, MA: Brill, 2012
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "The First Century of Jewish Women Artists: The Impact of Four Upheavals." Art, Religion and Identity. Ed. Julie Clague and Shulamit Reinharz. not yet known: not yet known, 2012
Reinharz, Shulamit T. Marginalized No More: The HIstory of Jewish Women in America. Indiana University Press, 2012.
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Barbara Vinick, co-editor. Today I Am a Woman: Stores of Bat Mitzvah Around the World. Indiana University Press, 2011.
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Michal Palgi, ed. The Kibbutz at 100: A Century of Crises and Reinvention. Transaction Books, 2011.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "The Integrated Life of a Modern American Woman: Anne Freeling Schlezinger, 1910-1978.." Pulling it All Together: Anne F. Schlezinger, One of America's First Jewish Wonmen Judges. Ed. Ron Duncan Hart. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Gaon Books, 2011. 9-63.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "review." Rev. of American Israelis: Migration, Transnationalism, and Diasporic Identity, by Uzi Rebhun and Lilach Lev Ari. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews vol. 40, number 6 November 11, 2011: 740-741.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "“Improving your writing if you weren’t taught the basics in high school,” Commissioned essay for http://www.dur.ac.uk/writingacrossboundaries/writingonwriting/." (2011)
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Foreword." The Women who Reconstructed American Jewish Education, 1910-1965.. Ed. Carol Ingalls. Hanover, NH: UPNE, 2010
Reinharz, Shulamit T. Observing the Observer: Understanding Our Selves in Field Research. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Sergio DellaPergola, ed. Jewish Intermarriage around the World. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2009.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Jewish Intermarriage around the World: An Overview." Jewish Intermarriage around the World.. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2009
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "On Equal Terms." Art Exhibition Catalogue
Reinharz, Shulamit T. INTENDED CONSEQUENCES: RWANDAN CHILDREN BORN OF RAPE. PHOTOGRAPHS AND INTERVIEWS BY JONATHAN TORGOVNIK.. 2009.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. art catalogue. 2009. (WSRC Salon of the Arts 2009: Cairns.).
Reinharz, Shulamit T (contributor). "The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute Annual Assessment, Executive Report No. 5, Women in Jewish Society." Ed. Rami Tal., 2008
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Elinor Gadon. "Viewers' Guide to Tiger by the Tail!." 2007.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Cultural Specificity and Feminist Art." Tiger by the Tail! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture. Ed. Elinor Gadon, Wendy Tarlow Kaplan and Roobina Karode. New Delhi, India: (adopted in women's studies courses), 2008
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Foreword." Women in the Yishuv and State of Israel. Ed. Ruth Kark, Margalit Shilo and Galit Hasan-Rokem (eds.). UPNE, 2008
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Gender Debates in Adult Jewish Education." What we Know about Jewish Education. vol. Excerpted in "Gender Debates in Adult Jewish Education: Past and Present," Torah at the Center, Fall 2007, pp. 8-9 Ed. Paul Flexner. Torah Aura Publishers, Inc., 2008
Reinharz, Shulamit T. Planner - Creating Art: Promoting Change: Works by Jewish Women. (supervisor). 2008. Waltham, MA.
Reinharz, Shulamit T (oversight of editor Michelle Cove). "Jewish Women Donate Eggs." 614: the HBI eZine (2007)
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Esther Carmel Hakim. "Putting Women on the Map of Israel (new website)." (2007)
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Sylvia Barack Fishman. "Jewish Women's Transformation of Contemporary Jewish Life." Jewish People Public Policy and Planning Institute. Ed. Chaim Waxman. Jerusalem:, 2007
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Wendy Grinberg. "excerpt from Gender Debates in Adult Jewish Education." Torah at the Core 2007.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. ""Emor: Contemporary Reflections," in The Torah: A Women's Commentary, Tamara Exkenazi and Andrea Weiss, eds..", 2007
Reinharz, Shulamit T. ""Finding Our/My History: The Case of Manya Wilbushewitz Shohat,"." Gender, Memory, and Judiasm. Ed. Judit Gazsi, Andrea Peto, and Zsuzsanna Toronyi. Budapest and Herne: Balassi Kiado and Gabriele Schafer Verlag, 2007. 119-122.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. ""My Life as a Shulamit," 614: the HBI ezine. Issue #1." (2007)
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Finding Our/My History: The Case of Manya Wilbushewitz Shohat." Gender, Memory and Jewish Women in Contemporary Europe. Ed. Zsuzsa Toronyi and Andrea Peto. Budapest, HUNGARY: Balassi-EszterKonyvek, 2007
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Gender Debates in Jewish Adult Education." Ed. Paul Flexner., 2007
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Henrietta Szold." Encyclopedia Judaica. 2007.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Introductory Essay." Catalogue: Tiger by the Tail (2007).
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, edited by Heidi Hartmann and Carol Hardy-Fanta.." Rev. of Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland," by Shana Penn
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Nashim." Rev. of Turning the Kaleidoscope: Perspectives on European Jewry, by Sandra Lustig and Ian Leveson. vol. Number 13 262-264.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Reading the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism." 614: the HBI ezine vol. 1 (2
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "The Invisible Consecration of Jewish Women." Golem: europaisch-judischer Almanach 2007.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "The Workers' Health Fund in Eretz Israel: Kupat Holim, 1911-1937." Rev. of The Jewish Quarterly Review, by Shifra Shvartz
Reinharz, Shulamit T and Rachel Kulick. "Feminist Content Analysis." Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis. Ed. Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2006
Reinharz, Shulamit T, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Deborah Einhorn. "The New Jewish Family".
Reinharz, Shulamit. ""Out of Sight." Boston Jewish Film Festival Program Book..
Reinharz, Shulamit T, Reinharz, J and Golani, M. Manya Wilbushewitz Shohat: A Critical Collection of Her Writings.. in Hebrew ed. Jerusalem: Yad Ben Zvi, 2005.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "Manya Wilbushewitz-Shohat and the Winding Road to Sejera." Israeli Women's Studies. Ed. Esther Fuchs. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005
Reinharz, Shulamit T. "various." The Jewish Advocate September 2005 - March 2009
Reinharz, Shulamit T., with Miriam Polis. Teacher's Guide to the JGirl's Guide. Jewish Lights, 2005.
Reinharz,Shulamit T. and and Mark Raider, co-editors. American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise. UPNE, 2005.
Reinharz,Shulamit T. with Penina Adelman and Ali Feldman. The JGirl's Guide. Jewish Lights, 2005.
R. R. 2000.
Reinharz, Shulamit T, Series Editor, ed. Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues. Indiana University Press, 1998.
Reinharz,Shulamit T. Feminist Methods in Social Research. Oxford University Press, 1992.
Reinharz,Shulamit T, co-editor, Graham Rowles. Qualitative Gerontology. NY: Springer Publications, 1988.
Reinharz, Shulamit T. On Becoming a Social Scientist: From Survey Research and Participant Obseration to Experiential Analysis. paperback, 6 printings ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1984.
Reinharz,Shulamit T, with K. Heller, R. Price, S. Riger, A. Wandersman. Psychology and Community Change. Homewood IL: Dorsey Press, 1984.
Reinharz, Shulamit T.. On Becoming a Social Scientist: From Survey Research and Participant Obseration to Experiential Analysis. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1979.