Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture. Antler holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history; her major fields of interest include women's history, Jewish women's history and culture, the history of education and history as theater. She currently serves as the chair of the Department of American Studies at Brandeis University.
Antler is the author or editor of 10 books, including most recently "You Never Call! You Never Write!: a A History of the Jewish Mother." She is a founder of the Brandeis Women's and Gender Studies program and the Graduate Consortium of Women Studies at M.I.T., and has served as the chair of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.
She is a founding member and chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of Jewish Women's Archive. Antler is co-author of the historical drama "Year One of the Empire: A Play of American Politics, War and Protest," which was produced off-Broadway in 2008.