Emma Breitman

Emma Breitman

Emma Breitman (she/her) is 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

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. 

Woman stands on in subway car with her head peeking through open doors

"Russian Doll" Season 2: Messy, but Beautiful

Emma Breitman

Despite a sloppy start, the show’s second season ultimately hooked me with its exploration of Jewish themes.

My Nose Job Helped Me Embrace the “Too-Muchness” of Being a Jewish Woman

Emma Breitman

I’d learned to love my nose. If I changed it, wouldn’t I betray my Jewish, feminist self?

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Emma Breitman." (Viewed on February 2, 2023) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/breitman-emma>.