Dr. Keren R. McGinity
Dr. Keren R. McGinity is a Forward 50 honoree for her clarion call “There needs to be a Jewish response to the #MeToo movement” (New York Jewish Week). She is named on Lilith magazine’s “7 Jewish Feminist Highlights of 2018” list and a JewishBoston “Top Pick.”
Her pioneering books, Still Jewish: A History of Women & Intermarriage in America (NYU Press 2009), a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage & Fatherhood (Indiana University Press 2014), illustrated a new paradigm about Jewish continuity by analyzing gender and change over time. She 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 an honorary research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. Dr. McGinity earned her PhD from Brown University, where she subsequently 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.
Dr. 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. Her daughter, Shira, is a graduate of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston and a rising senior at Gann Academy.