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Deidre Butler

Deidre Butler teaches at Concordia University where she recently received her Ph.D in comparative religious ethics. She is a fellow of the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada and the Holocaust Education Foundation. Her research interests focus on the intersections between gender, religion and ethics, with a specialization in modern Jewish thought and Jewish women’s history.

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Holocaust Studies in the United States

Holocaust studies is a dynamic and diverse field of research that embraces various approaches toward the study of the Holocaust. Jewish American women have made critical contributions to this field in a variety of areas, including general history, women and gender, children, literary criticism, autobiography and biography, curriculum development, religious studies, sociology, psychoanalytic theory, biomedical ethics, and archive and museum curatorship. Jewish American women have contributed original research and have reshaped the way the Holocaust is studied through innovative theoretical and methodological approaches. They come to the study of the Holocaust as Jews, as women, and as Americans. With each of these roles and experiences they bring different concerns and questions. Some of these scholars are survivors or refugees or are the daughters of survivors or refugees. Some were born in the United States, some came to the United States during or after the war. Many have focused exclusively on the study of women.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Deidre Butler." (Viewed on December 5, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/butler-deidre>.

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