Deborah Dash Moore

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Faculty Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History

Office Location(s): 1703 Haven Hall/2111 Thayer Bldg.
Phone: 734.647.7862
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Director, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • American Jewish history
    • 20th century urbanization, migration, and acculturation
    • documentary photography
  • About

    Deborah Dash Moore is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. A historian of American Jews, she focuses on the twentieth-century experience. She is the author of a trilogy: At Home in America: Second Generation New York Jews (1981), GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004), and To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L.A. (1994).

    Research Plan: In the 1930s, Jewish photographers in Europe and the United States discovered liberating possibilities in picturing the world through a camera’s lens. Their photographs have influenced our understanding of important aspects of modernity. Professor Moore's project unpacks their ways of seeing in relation to their experiences as Jews with cameras.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Columbia University, 1975