Contact details

she/her Tel: +31 (0) 118 655 561
Eleanor 1.24

About me

I earned my Ph.D. in American History from New York University. My dissertation focuses on childhood at play and women at work, by focusing on culturally Jewish summer camps between the world wars. In addition to teaching Native American History at New York University, Cultural History at Radboud University, supervising MA theses at the University of Amsterdam, and co-supervising of PhD theses at Leiden University’s Roosevelt Institute for American Studies and University College Roosevelt, I am a faculty member at University College Roosevelt, where I teach American, Gender, and Media Studies from a Liberal Arts and Science perspective. My courses explore a range of topics. They include race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age, Identity, science fiction and popular culture. My current research explores transnational life writing, trauma and media.

Academic awards

  • University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, the Netherlands
    • Teaching Fellowship
  • Dutch Ministry of Education, The Netherlands
    • Sirius Research Grant
  • New York University, New York, NY
    • University Scholarships
    • Teaching and Research Fellowships
  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
    • Pre-Doctoral Research Grant
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Center for American-Jewish History Research Grant
  • Jacob van der Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH
    • Fellowship in American-Jewish Studies
  • Jewish Historical Society of New York, New York, NY
    • Malcolm H. Stern Memorial Fellowship

Recent publications

  • “Un/Seen Histories: Native News,” Speaking the Past: Heritage, Discourse and Publishing in the Digital Age (2021)
  • “Summer Camping in the United States,” The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women (2021)
  • “Ordinary Lives: Teaching History with Life Narratives in Transnational Perspective,” Unhinging the National Framework: Perspectives on Transnational Life Writing (2020)
  • “Liberal Arts in the Netherlands: Transplanted and Transformed” (NL; Drukkerij; 2012).
  • Review of Jeff Smith’s, The Presidents we Imagine: Two Centuries of  White House Fictions on the Page, on the Stage, Onscreen and Online European Journal of American Studies (Reviews 2011 – 1)
  • U.S. History E-Reader Project with Cengage Learning/ Gale (Cengage/Wadsworth: February 28, 2010).
  • “Jewish Women in the Summer Camp Movement,” Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (Jerusalem: Shalvi Publishing Inc.; 2007).
  • Summer Camps in New England,” Encyclopedia of New England Culture (New York: Yale University Press; 2005).

Membership in professional organizations

  • Memory Studies Association
  • Netherlands American Studies Association (Board Member)
  • Organization of American Historians