Dr. Miriam Eve Mora is a historian of Jewish America, the Director of Academic and Public Programs at the Center for Jewish History in New York City, and professor of history at various institutions in and around New York City (currently teaching at the University at Albany, SUNY). She is also the co-creator of JewCE: The Jewish Comics Experience, a comics and pop culture convention celebrating diverse Jewish themes, characters, and narratives in sequential art. Dr. Mora was also the creator and managing curator of the Museum and Laboratory of the Jewish Comics Experience exhibit at the Center for Jewish History in 2023.
Her First book, Carrying a Big Schtick: Jewish Acculturation and Masculinity in the Twentieth Century will be released from Wayne State University Press on the 21st of May, 2024.
Her areas of research interest and specialization include American immigration and ethnicity, modern Jewish history, gender and antisemitism, Holocaust memory and representation in pop culture, masculinity, history of Irish conflict, and American Jewish acculturation.
She received her B.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2007, her M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and her Ph.D. in History from Wayne State University in 2019.
"Making a Jewish Case for Ferenginar: Redeeming Star Trek's Worst Archetypes"
Chapter in recent edited volume: Jews in Popular Science Fiction: Marginalized in the Mainstream
Carrying a Big Schtick: American Jewish Acculturation and Masculinity in the Twentieth Century,
Wayne State University Press, May 21, 2024.
“Husky Jewish Boys”: The Jewish Defense League and the Project of Jewish American