Glenn, Susan A(nita) 1950-

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GLENN, Susan A(nita) 1950-

PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1950, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Norman and Rhoda Glenn; married James Gregory, 1980; children: Rachel. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: San Diego State University, B.A. (cum laude), 1973; University of California, San Diego, M.A., 1975; University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. (history), 1983.

ADDRESSES: Office—University of Washington, Department of History, Box 353560, Seattle, WA 98195. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Educator and historian. Visiting assistant professor at Scripps College and Claremont College, 1983-85; North Carolina State University, assistant professor of history, 1985-88; University of California, Berkeley, visiting associate professor of history, 1991-92; University of Texas at Austin, assistant professor, 1988-91, associate professor of history, 1991-93; University of Washington, Seattle, associate professor, 1993-99, professor of history, 1999—, member of faculty of Jewish studies program at Jackson School of International Studies, and adjunct professor of women's studies. Member of advisory board, Jewish Women's Archive (documentation project, 2000—.

MEMBER: American Jewish Historical Society (member of academic council, 2000—), Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, American Studies Association, Association for Jewish Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) research fellowship, 1985; American Council of Learned Societies fellowship, 1986; Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, American Historical Association, 1991, for Daughters of the Shtetl; Davis Humanities Institute on Constructions of Gender fellow, University of California, Davis, 1992-93; NEH fellowship for university teachers, 1996-97; Keller Fund Research Award, University of Washington, 1994, 1995, 1997; Royalty Research Fund scholar, University of Washington, 1998; Constance Rourke Prize, American Studies Association, 1999, for article "Give an Imitation of Me: Vaudeville Mimics and the Play of the Self."

WRITINGS:

Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1990.

Female Spectacle: The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2000.

Contributor to periodicals, including American Quarterly and Reviews in American History; contributor of book reviews to American Historical Review, Nation, Journal of American Ethnic History, Journal of Social History, Journal of American History, and Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research for Jewish Self-Fashioning: The Paradoxes of Assimilation, a examination of themes of invisibility and hyper-visibility in the individual and institutional strategies of Jewish self-fashioning from the early twentieth century to the present; and The Lynching of Leo Frank: A Brief History with Documents.