Professor of Sociology
Shelly Tenenbaum is co-chair of the Sociology Department and director of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Concentration, and is affiliated with the programs in comparative race and ethnic studies, Jewish studies, Africana studies, and women’s and gender studies. As a faculty member in the Emerson Prison Initiative, she also teaches in the college-in-prison program at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution–Concord. Tenenbaum is co-editor, with Lynn Davidman, of “Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies,” and author of “A Credit to their Community: Jewish Loan Societies in the United States, 1880-1945,” as well as articles that have appeared in a range of journals including American Jewish History, The Sociological Quarterly, Teaching Sociology, Contemporary Jewry, and Social Science History. Tenenbaum has received Clark’s Outstanding Teaching Award, Outstanding Adviser Award, and the Winston Napier Faculty Diversity Award.