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Keren McGinity, PhD Keren McGinity

Keren R. McGinity is a gender historian who specializes in American Jews and intermarriage. Prior to being a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Dr. McGinity was the inaugural Mandell L. Berman Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Contemporary American Jewish Life and a Faculty Associate in the American Culture Program in Ann Arbor.  Previously, Keren was a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Brown University, where she also earned her PhD.

Her research and writing have received support from the Mandell L. Berman Foundation, Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Wellesley College, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brown University, and the University of Michigan. She has taught American history and literature classes at Brown University in Providence, RI, and Stonehill College in Easton, MA, as well as lectured nationally about her research.

Dr. McGinity currently serves on the boards of the Professional Advisors of the Jewish Outreach Institute and the Association for Jewish Studies’ Women’s Caucus; she is also on the Academic Advisory Council of the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Her first book, Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America (NYU Press), was selected as a finalist for the 2009 National Jewish Book Award. Her newest book, Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage, and Fatherhood (Indiana University Press), is the first gender history of American Jewish men who intermarried during the post World War II time period.