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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Stephen J. Whitfield

Stephen J. Whitfield is the Max Richter Professor of American Civilization at Brandeis University, where he has taught since receiving his doctorate there in 1972. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Catholic University of Louvain, the Sorbonne and the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Whitfield’s books include Into the Dark: Hannah Arendt and Totalitarianism; American Space, Jewish Time and In Search of American Jewish Culture.

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Hannah Arendt

Brilliant and controversial, Hannah Arendt was a German-trained political theorist whose books exerted a major impact on political theory in North America and Europe. The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) made her an intellectual celebrity in the early years of the Cold War. She was the first woman to become a full professor at Princeton University.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Stephen J. Whitfield." (Viewed on December 8, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/whitfield-stephen>.


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