Hasia Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University, with a joint appointment in the departments of history and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and is the director of the Goldstein Goren Center for American Jewish History. Previously she was a professor in the department of American Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park. Professor Diner held a Fulbright Professorship at the University of Haifa in Israel, 1990-1991. She has been a Lilly Fellow at the Mary I. Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. In 1998, she won election to membership in the American Academy of Jewish Research and in 2004 to the Society of American Historians. She has also been a fellow at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Research at Princeton University.
She received her PhD. in history at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Her bachelor’s degree was awarded in 1968 from the University of Wisconsin and her master’s at the University of Chicago in 1970.
A specialist in immigration and ethnic history, American Jewish history and the history of American women, she is the author of numerous published books, In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915-1935 (1977, reissued, 1995); Erin’s Daughters in American: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century (1984), and A Time for Gathering: The Second Migration, 1820-1880 which was the second volume in the Johns Hopkins University Press series. Lower East Side Memories: The Jewish Place in America was published in 2000 by Princeton University Press. In December 2001, Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration was published by Harvard University Press. Basic Books released her history of American Jewish women, entitled Her Works Praise Her, in the spring of 2002, which Professor Diner co-authored with Beryl Leif Benderly. The University of California Press will release in the fall of 2004 The Jews of the United States, a synthetic history of American Jewry in a series on the histories of modern Jewish communities.