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Dr. Stephen Norwood

OU Hillel at Home Presents: "American Universities and the Third Reich: Complicity & Conflict" with Dr. Stephen Norwood

Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 pm via Zoom 

Stephen H. Norwood (Ph.D, Columbia University) is a Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of six books, including Antisemitism and the American Far Left (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses (Cambridge University Press, 2009), which was a Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Studies. Norwood coedited (with Eunice G. Pollack) the 2-volume prize-winning Encyclopedia of American Jewish History. His latest book is Prologue to Annihilation: Ordinary American and British Jews Challenge the Third Reich (Indiana University Press, in press). Norwood has also published articles in numerous scholarly journals, including Modern Judaism, American Jewish History, Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, and Analysis of Current Trends in Antisemitism, and in many anthologies. His latest article, co-authored with Eunice G. Pollack, will appear in Modern Judaism (May 2020).

Professor Norwood has delivered invited lectures on antisemitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the Menachem Begin Heritage Center (Jerusalem); the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC); the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism (London); the Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (Vienna); the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance (Los Angeles); the Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York); and the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (Yale University).

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Below are some of Dr. Norwood's books and other publications. Some of these can be found on Amazon and others will have sites listed.

The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower and Antisemitism and the American Far Left, both published by Cambridge University Press.

Prologue to Annihilation: Ordinary American and British Jews Challenge the Third Reich is currently in press.

His booklet, Antisemitism in the Contemporary American University: Parallels with the Nazi-Era, was published in the series Analysis of Current Trends in Antisemitism, Number 34. His wife, Eunice G. Pollack, also published a booklet in this series, Racializing Antisemitism: Black Militants, Jews, and Israel, 1950-Present, Number 36. Both booklets are available online at  

People might also be interested in the following anthologies, which his wife edited, and in which they both have articles: Eunice G. Pollack, ed., Antisemitism on the Campus: Past & Present and Eunice G. Pollack, ed., From Antisemitism to Anti-Zionism: the Past & Present of a Lethal Ideology (Boston: Academic Studies Press).

Stephen H. Norwood and Eunice G. Pollack, eds.,  Encyclopedia of American Jewish History, 2 vols. (ABC-CLIO).

His scholarly articles on Jewish history and antisemitism can be accessed through JSTOR and Project Muse.  Most recently, he and his wife coauthored an article on antisemitism that will be published in the journal Modern Judaism (May 2020). It will be available shortly.

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