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Eleanor 1.01

About me

I received my Ph.D. in American History from New York University. My dissertation focuses on ethnicity, childhood and women and/at work, by focusing on the culturally Jewish summer camp between the world wars. In addition to teaching at New York University, University of Amsterdam and Radboud University, I am a faculty member at University College Roosevelt, where I teach American History and Gender Studies from a Liberal Arts and Science perspective. My courses explore a range of topics. They include Native American histories, race, gender and ethnicity, Identity, science fiction and popular culture. My current research explores life writing, by focusing on Native American ‘death narratives,’ ethnic identity and histories un/seen.

Academic awards

  • 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

  • “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

  • Organization of American Historians
  • Netherlands American Studies Association