Kirsten Fermaglich

20th Century American Jewish and cultural and intellectual history

Assistant professor of history and Jewish studies


An expert in Jewish studies, the Holocaust and teaching the Holocaust. She is the author of “American Dreams and Nazi Nightmares: Early Holocaust Consciousness and Liberal America, 1957-1965”(University Press of New England for Brandeis University Press, 2006) and was co-curator of “Uneasy Years: Michigan Jewry in Depression and War,” a 2002-03 exhibition at the MSU Museum that was honored by the Michigan Humanities Council. She has also been a program leader for the Michigan Teachers Workshop on Holocaust Education.