Participant Info

First Name
Miriam Eve
Last Name
Center for Jewish History
Website URL
Jewish History, American Immigration and Ethnic History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Collective Memory, History of Masculinity, Irish History, Jewish Gender, Military History, American History, Modern Europe, European Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
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About Me

Dr. Miriam Eve Mora is currently serving as Director of Programs at the Center for Jewish History in New York City and the Historian in Residence at the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center in the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Dr. Mora’s book on Jewish American Masculinity in the twentieth century is currently under contract with Wayne State University Press, with a projected release in 2023. She has also researched and written about Holocaust representation in film, Irish history and ethnic conflict, Jewish representation in film and media, Jewish American race relations, Jews in American counterculture, and Jewish participation in the American military.

Dr. Mora holds both a PhD in History and master’s degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In addition, she specializes in antisemitism and antisemitic rhetoric, and have spoken publicly on the subject in several venues. She has worked for several years in Jewish non-profit, as an educator, educational director, engagement director, and education development specialist at various institutions.

Incorporating background in Holocaust history with a passion for education and pedagogy, Dr. Mora has led educator workshops on teaching the Holocaust to the public and as school curriculum, as well as on educating the public and Jewish communities on antisemitism and antisemitic rhetoric.

Recent Publications

Carrying a Big Schtick: American Jewish Acculturation and Masculinity in the Twentieth Century, Book manuscript under contract at Wayne State University Press, anticipated Spring 2023.

“The Jewish Case for Ferenginar: Redeeming Star Trek’s Worst Archetypes,” in Jews in Popular Science Fiction: Marginalized in the Mainstream, edited by Valerie Frankel (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2022).

“Husky Jewish Boys”: The Jewish Defense League and the Project of Jewish American Masculinity,” Journal of Jewish Identities, July 2022.

“‘Standing Up To Russian Aggression Really Brings Out His Eyes’: Zelenskyy Thirst-Trapping,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion: Blog (April, 2022)

“Widespread Admiration for Volodymyr Zelensky Could Upend Stereotypes About Jewish Men.”  Made by History, Washington Post (March 22, 2022)

“Revivifying Virility: Attempts to Remedy Black and Jewish Male Stereotypes During the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s,” G’vanim: The Academic Journal of the Academy for Jewish Religion 11 (2020-2021): 29-46.

“Donald Trump And Masculinity As Motivator.”  History Matters Blog, University of Sheffield, Department of History (November 3, 2020)

“My Reflections on Anne Frank” (Student workbook, teacher’s guide, and supplementary materials.) Farmington Hills, MI: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus. ISBN: 978-0-9845213-4-0

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Genocide, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Material Culture, Migration & Immigration, Race, Religion, Sexuality, World War I, World War II