ONLINE#UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim and Christian Women Woke Our Communities

Top Pick October 25, 2021 Free
Dr. Keren R. McGinity
Dr. Keren R. McGinity (Courtesy photo)

How do Jewish, Muslim and Christian women’s experiences differ or remain the same when they speak out about sexual misconduct and abuse of power in their communities? Keren McGinity will speak on “#UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim and Christian Women Woke Our Communities.”

Keren R. McGinity is a 2018 Forward 50 honoree for her clarion call, “There needs to be a Jewish response to the #MeToo movement,” published in the New York Jewish Week. She is named on Lilith magazine’s “7 Jewish Feminist Highlights of 2018” list and was a JewishBoston “Top Pick.” Her pioneering books, “Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America” (NYU Press 2009), a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and “Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage and Fatherhood” (Indiana University Press 2014), provided groundbreaking analyses about Jewish continuity by focusing on gender and change over time.

McGinity is the inaugural director of the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement Program at Hebrew College’s Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, where she also teaches, and is an honorary research associate at HBI. McGinity was an HBI scholar-in-residence in 2011 and received the HBI Rosalie Katchen AJS Travel Award in 2005 and 2011. She earned her doctorate from Brown University, where she was appointed as visiting assistant professor of history, and was the Mandell L. Berman Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Contemporary American Jewish Life at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. McGinity currently serves on the Sexual Misconduct Taskforce of the Association for Jewish Studies and the Academic Advisory Council of the Jewish Women’s Archive.

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