Stephen H. Norwood


Professor Norwood (PhD, Columbia University) is the author of five books, the editor of an anthology, and coeditor of a prize-winning two-volume encyclopedia. His books include Antisemitism and the American Far Left and The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses, both published by Cambridge University Press; Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press); Labor’s Flaming Youth: Telephone Operators and Worker Militancy, 1878-1923 (University of Illinois Press—a volume in the series The Working Class in American History and Women in American History), which won the Herbert G. Gutman Award in American Social History; and Real Football: Conversations on America’s Game. He is editor (with Professor Eunice Pollack) of the two-volume Encyclopedia of American Jewish History, which won a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award and a starred review. The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower was a Finalist for the 2009 National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Studies. His conference papers on his findings received extensive coverage in the world press, as far away as Turkey, India, Israel, New Zealand, and Malta, as well as in American metropolitan dailies. It was also featured on CBS Television News in New York City and covered on CNN. Among his most recent publications is the anthology he edited, New York Sports: Glamour and Grit in the Empire City (University of Arkansas Press, 2018—a volume in the Sport, Culture and Society series). Professor Norwood has published extensively in nine distinct fields of study: twentieth century American social history, working-class history, women’s history, men and masculinity, Jewish history, history of antisemitism, sport history, African American history, and the history of education. His articles have appeared in Journal of Social History, American Jewish History, Modern Judaism, Journal of Southern History, Labor History, New England Quarterly, Journal of Women's History, Journal of Sport History, Labor's Heritage, ACTA: Analysis of Current Trends in Antisemitism, Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, and Journal of Ecumenical Studies. One of them received the Macmillan/SABR Award in baseball history. He has also published articles in several anthologies, including most recently From Antisemitism to Anti-Zionism: the Past & Present of a Lethal Ideology; Antisemitism on the Campus: Past & Present; Philly Sports: Teams, Games and Athletes from Rocky’s Town; DC Sports: the Nation’s Capital at Play; and Rivals: Legendary Matchups that Made Sports History, Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, and Delegitimizing Israel and Alma Mater Antisemitica: Academic Milieu, Jews and Antisemitism at European Universities between 1918 and 1939. In addition to several courses in twentieth-century American history, he teaches the history of antisemitism from Pharaoh to Farrakhan, the history of sport, and several courses on the history of the American working class. Professor Norwood is a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, and of the Academic Council of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America. He has given invited lectures at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel; the Menachem Begin Heritage Centre in Jerusalem, Israel; the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; Yale University; the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles; Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City; the Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien in Vienna, Austria; and New York University.