- AffiliationProfessor of History; Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History, Temple UniversityPresentation“‘The Right and the Left Yell at Us, So We Must Be Doing Something Well’: The Depoliticization of American Jewish Politics and Philanthropy”
- AffiliationProfessor of History
Lila Corwin Berman is professor of history at Temple University. She holds the Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History and directs the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. Berman received her B.A. from Amherst College and her Ph.D. from Yale. She is currently writing a book titled “The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex: The Historical Formation of a Multi-Billion Dollar Institution” (under contract with Princeton University Press). She is author of Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit (University of Chicago, 2015), for which she received support from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, and Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity (California, 2009), a finalist for the Jewish Book Council’s Sami Rohr Prize. Her articles have appeared in several publications, including the American Historical Review, Journal of American History, and Jewish Social Studies, as well as many edited volumes.
- Program in American Studies
- Department of History
- Department of Politics
- Program in Judaic Studies