Hasia Diner Receives 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship

NYU Professor and NYU Press author Hasia Diner has received a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Humanities – Intellectual & Cultural History. Her book, We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962, was published in 2009 and won the 2010 National Jewish Book Award in the category of American Jewish Studies.

In her Guggenheim year she will be working on her newest project, “Peddlers: A New World Jewish History,” which will look at the role of on-the-road peddling as a force which stimulated Jewish migration to and integration in nearly every place in the “new world,” including the British Isles, North, South, and Central America, South Africa, and the Antipodes. How, she wants to know, did this utterly prosaic and familiar occupation serve as an engine which shaped modern Jewish history and the histories of all those places.

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