Historian

Photo of Jaclyn [2015]

I am currently a Junior Research Fellow at St Peter’s College at the University of Oxford. I completed my PhD in international history at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015 and came to Oxford as a Newton International Fellow in the Faculty of History.

I am working on my first monograph, International Jewish Humanitarianism in the Age of the Great War, adapted from my prize-winning doctoral dissertation. I have also begun a second project on gendering Jewish internationalism in the long twentieth century. Together with Abigail Green, I convened a workshop in March 2018 to rethink Jewish internationalism from a gender perspective.

My research interests include interactions among transnational non-governmental organizations, states, and international organizations; history and historiography of Jewish diplomacy and philanthropy; late-nineteenth and twentieth century institutional and diplomatic history in the United States and Europe; humanitarianism, human rights, social welfare, and social reform; First World War studies; gender and political change; antisemitism.

See my published articles, “Waging Relief,” “La philanthropie de la communauté juive américaine pendant la Grande Guerre,” and “Les associations juives à la Société des Nations.”

I am happy to serve as an expert historian for the press or as a public intellectual elsewhere. See my published opinion pieces: “Why the Pittsburgh Shooter Raged About Immigration,” “A History of Anti-HIAS Hate,” and “Pittsburgh showed the difference between US and UK antisemitism.”