Emma Breitman

Emma Breitman

Emma Breitman (she/her) is former JWA's Executive and Development Assistant. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado and attended CU Boulder, where she majored in Women and Gender Studies with minors in Ethnic Studies, Spanish and a certificate in LGBT Studies. Emma is very passionate about how media shapes our understanding of race, class, gender and sexuality. Her honors thesis, "Queer Futurity and Hybridity in Arrival and Embrace of the Serpent," explored how the queered, racialized, and Othered groups in the films Arrival and Embrace of the Serpent were seen by hegemonic culture as an infection. 

Blog Posts

"Spellbook for the Sabbath Queen" by Elisheva Fox

7 Questions For Elisheva Fox

Emma Breitman

JWA sat down with Texas-based poet Elisheva Fox to discuss Spellbook for the Sabbath Queen, her first collection of poems.

Anne Vetter Headshot

7 Questions for Anne Vetter

Emma Breitman

JWA sat down with photographer Anne Vetter, a queer, non-binary Jew whose work explores play, family systems, performance, and the fluidity of identity.

May Ye Headshot

7 Questions for May Ye

Emma Breitman

JWA sat down with Chinese-American activist and rabbi, May Ye. 

Sarah Edelstein

7 Questions for Sarah Day Arts

Emma Breitman

JWA sat down with Sarah Edelstein, Jewish illustrator and founder of Sarah Day Arts. 

Hani Portner standing outside holding pruning shears

7 Questions for Hani Portner

Emma Breitman

JWA sat down with Hani Portner, a multidisciplinary queer trans Jewish disabled artist working in Berlin Germany. 

Dafna at Mission Ballroom

7 Questions For Dafna

Emma Breitman

Our 7 Questions series features Jewish singer/songwriter and producer, Dafna. 

Rachel Wax

7 Questions for Rachel Wax

Emma Breitman

Our 7 Questions series features Jewish magician, Rachel Wax.

Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies

Q&A with Sarah Silberstein Swartz, Author of "Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust"

Emma Breitman

JWA sat down with Sarah to discuss her new book, Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust and the importance of continued Holocaust education.

Topics: Holocaust, Feminism
A group of people in three rows in front of a bookstore.

Interview with Stella Levy, The Only Woman at City Lights Bookstore

Emma Breitman

JWA talks with Stella Levy about her appearance in an iconic photo from the 1960s, and how things have changed for women in the literary world since then. 

Film still from Kissing Jessica Stein: two women kissing

The Expansive Queerness of "Kissing Jessica Stein"

Emma Breitman

Kissing Jessica Stein flips the heteronormative script, making for a fun watch over 20 years after its release. 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Emma Breitman." (Viewed on May 19, 2024) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/breitman-emma>.