Stephen H. Norwood


Professor Norwood is the author of a number of books, including Strikebreaking and Intimidation: Mercenaries and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century America, Labor’s Flaming Youth: Telephone Operators and Worker Militancy, 1878-1923, 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 new, two-volume Encyclopedia of American Jewish History, which won a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award and a starred review. His most recent book, The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses, was published by Cambridge University Press (2009). It was a Finalist for the 2009 National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Studies. Portions of two chapters appeared as journal articles. His conference papersonhisfindings 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. Professor Norwood has published extensively in eight distinct fields of study: twentieth century American social history, working-class history, women’s history, men and masculinity, Jewish history, sport history, African-American history, and the history of education. His articles have appeared in The 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 Antisemitism on the Campus: Past & Present and Rivals: Legendary Matchups that Made Sports History. 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. His most recent book, Antisemitism and the American Far Left, was published in August 2013 by Cambridge University Press. Professor Norwood is a member of the Academic Council of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. He received his Ph.D from Columbia University.