Debra L. Schultz
Debra L. Schultz, the author of Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement, is Director of Programs for the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundations) Network Women’s Program, which promotes the advancement of women’s human rights as an integral part of building open societies. At OSI she works to build regional women’s networks, including gender studies networks in the Balkans and the former Soviet Union, and to develop new frameworks for women’s human rights activism, including the Romani women’s rights movement (the subject of her current research). Her teaching interests range from women’s history to cross-cultural studies. She has taught courses on multicultural U.S. women’s history at the New School University and the history of Black-Jewish relations at Rutgers University. Her work as a feminist oral historian focuses on documenting women’s cross-racial alliances for social change. She is the former assistant director of the National Council for Research on Women.