Reconsidering an American Favorite: Gentleman's Agreement and the Woman Behind the Story

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 3:30 pm
Photo of Rachel Gordan
Rachel Gordan, a Helen Gartner Hammer Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, is working on a book about the American Jewish novelist Laura Z. Hobson and her 1947 novel, Gentleman's Agreement. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 415
Jewish Studies Department
Jewish Studies Department
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Gordan earned her doctorate from Harvard University’s Committee for the Study of Religion and has taught at Northwestern University and University of Toronto. She has published on a variety of topics in modern American Judaism and is also finishing a book about postwar American Judaism titled How Judaism Became an American Religion. Gordan is also active as a public scholar whose writing occasionally appears in venues such as Tablet, The Jewish Daily Forward, The New York Times, Moment Magazine, Religion Dispatches and Religion and Politics.

Gordan is a candidate for the John and Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies at SF State.

This event is part of the Academica Judaica Lecture Series.