- Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College, 1972
- Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1977
- Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1988
Shulamit S. Magnus (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1988), is a social and cultural historian specializing in Jewish modernity; her courses span the range of Jewish experience and expression from biblical antiquity to the present. She is particularly interested in identity and boundary lines in Jewish history and the history of women and gender in Jewish society. She is the author of Jewish Emancipation in a German City: Cologne, 1798-1871 (Stanford University Press, 1997), and an unabridged translation and annotated, critical edition of Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews in Russia in the Nineteenth Century (Stanford University Press, 2010), volume one of which won the National Jewish Book Award. Volume Two is in press (Stanford Unviersity Press), having won the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Translation Award. In press, too, is a new book, A Woman’s Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization), a biography of Wengeroff and of Memoirs, tracing how and why it came to be the work we have in hand.
Two student stories from Academic Ambassador, 2012