In Memoriam: Paula E. Hyman (1946-2011)

Paula E. Hyman, the Lucy Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History at Yale University, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 65 years old.

A native of Boston, Professor Hyman was a summa cum laude graduate of Radcliffe College, where she also earned a master’s degree. She held a Ph.D. from Columbia University. In 1981 Dr. Hyman became the first woman dean of the Seminary College of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. She joined the faculty at Yale in 1986.

Professor Hyman was the author of five books: The Jewish Woman In America (1976); From Dreyfus to Vichy: The Remaking of French Jewry, 1906-1939 (1979); The Emancipation of the Jews of Alsace (1991); Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History (1995); and The Jews of Modern France (1998).

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