My name is Allison Schottenstein and I am a Doctoral Candidate in History at the University of Texas at Austin. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Judaic Studies and Women and Gender Studies. I received my masters in American history from the University of Texas at Austin and simultaneously won the Perry Prize for best master thesis. My broad interest is in American Jewish History with subfields in European Jewish history, American Race/Ethnic History and Religion. My dissertation is on the Houston Jewish Community’s reaction to the Civil Rights Movement.
Could America have become a Swastika nation in the '30s? Arnie Bernstein assembles a riveting in-depth portrayal of the rise and fall of Fritz Kuhn's German-American Bund.
10 Dec 2014
Sex Scene offers a new angle for examining the "longest revolution", and demonstrates the profound ability of the media to influence how we think, and what we think about.
26 Mar 2014
Gertrude Van Tijn was a social worker who became a Jewish leader in Amsterdam and spent her life securing the emigration of Jewish refugees. Unlike Anne Frank, Van Tijn survived.
14 Mar 2014
The White Devil: The Werewolf in European Culture gives you what you wish your teachers taught you in school: Werewolf History.
30 Jan 2014
Jeffrey Stepakoff's The Melody of Secrets is a complex story of unrequited love, racial tensions, the space age, and the after-effects of World War II.
27 Jan 2014
With the outcome of Fisher v. University of Texas pending, the question of Affirmative Action looms over us. What is the future?
10 Jan 2014
American journalist Max Lerner claimed "to reject the word is to reject the human search." Under the Third Reich, the book industry faced its own destruction, leaving the people with empty words bursting with Nazi propaganda.
04 Dec 2013
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son is witty, compassionate, sensitive, and deeply honest.
07 Nov 2013
Before Jerry Seinfeld spoke of shrinkage and Adam Sandler sang of Hanukkah, Allan Sherman sang about silly Jewish tales from deep in the heart of the suburbs to the absurdities of summer camps.
11 Oct 2013
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