Deborah Dash Moore

Professional Title

Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History


Judaic Studies
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)


Deborah Dash Moore is an historian whose work focuses on American Jews in the modern era. She arrived at the University of Michigan in 2005 and served as director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies for a decade. During those years she also engaged in scholarly projects focused on New York City, specifically a three-volume award-winning history of New York Jews, City of Promises. Most recently she has published a synthesis of those three volumes, Jewish New York: The Remarkable Story of a City and a People. In April, 2018, her earlier book, GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation, formed the basis for a documentary on Jewish GIs, shown on PBS, GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II. Her current work focuses on Jewish American photographers of New York City. 

Research Interests

qualitative research
Jewish American history