Brandeis University

Joyce AntlerJoyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Emerita at Brandeis University.

She is the author or editor of ten books, including The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America, Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture and the prize-winning documentary drama, Year One of the Empire. Her most recent book, You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother, won the Emily Toth Award from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association for best book on women’s issues. Antler is currently writing a history of radical feminism and Jewish identity.


  • From Sophie Tucker to Sarah Silverman: The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Women’s Comedy
  • Rabbis, Rebels, and Supreme Court Justices: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America
  • Ready to Turn the World Upside Down: Radical Feminism and Jewish Women
  • You Never Call, You Never Write: The Historical Legacy of American Jewish Mothers