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Marjorie N. Feld

Professor of History and Society, Babson College

Marjorie N. Feld's teaching and research interests include U.S. social, labor, and gender history, along with the history of global human rights movements, food justice, and sustainability. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Councils of the Jewish Women's Archive and Jewish Voice for Peace.

Her first book, Lillian Wald: A Biography, published in 2008 by University of North Carolina Press, won the Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society, an award presented biannually to an "outstanding book in American Jewish History." At Babson, she received a Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference award in 2009, the Martin Luther King Leadership Award in 2014, and the Babson Pride Award in 2017. From 2011-2015, she was the faculty director for Babson's Center for Women's Leadership. Her second book, Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in July 2014. In 2019-2020, Feld was a Goldstein-Goren Fellow in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Her third book has just been published by New York University Press, titled The Threshold of Dissent: A History of American Jewish Critics of Zionism.


  • –present
    Professor, History and Society, Babson College