The Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies to welcome Rachel Einwohner

Rachel Einwohner

Rachel Einwohner

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will welcome historian Rachel Einwohner at noon on Thursday, Feb. 22, via webinar. She will present “Hope and Honor: Jewish Resistance in the Ghettos of Warsaw, Vilna, and Łódź.”

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Einwohner is a political sociologist who studies social movements. Her research focuses on the dynamics of protest and resistance and her interests include questions related to protest emergence and effectiveness, the role of gender and other identities in protest dynamics, protesters’ sense of efficacy, and the creation of solidarity in diverse movements. She has explored these topics with theoretically-driven analyses of a diverse set of movements and cases of protest, including the U.S. animal rights movement, the college-based anti-sweatshop movement, and Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. She is also part of an interdisciplinary research team that has used Twitter (now X) data to examine diversity and inclusion in contemporary social movements. 

Her published work has appeared in journals such as the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and Mobilization and has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has also co-edited two books: “The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women’s Social Movement Activism” and “Identity Work in Social Movements.” Her most recent book, “Hope and Honor: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust,” won the 2023 Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements in the American Sociological Association. 

This event is free and open to the public, and registration is requested. For additional information, contact [email protected].