Hannah Zaves-Greene received her PhD in American Jewish history from NYU and is currently a visiting professor of Jewish Studies at Sarah Lawrence College. Her book project, Able to Be American: Disability in U.S. Immigration Law and the American Jewish Response, explores how American Jews addressed federal law’s discrimination against immigrants premised on health, disability, and gender, and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York Public Library.
Hannah sits on the Academic Advisory Council for the Jewish Women’s Archive, and advises the National Museum of Immigration, at Ellis Island, regarding the role of health and disability in immigration history. She has taught at Cooper Union and the New School for Social Research, presented her research at national and international conferences, and delivered guest lectures for academic and activist groups. Her public history writing appears online at the Jewniverse, the Activist History Review, and the Jewish Women’s Archive, and her academic work has been published in American Jewish History, the Journal of Transnational American Studies, and AJS Perspectives, and appears in the edited volume Forged in America: How Irish-Jewish Encounters Shaped a Nation from NYU Press.