Dr. Judith Friedlander is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She has written extensively on questions of ethnic identity among indigenous peasants in Mexico and Jewish intellectuals in France and the United States. Among her publications are Being Indian in Hueyapan, Vilna on the Seine: Jewish Intellectuals in France since 1968, and A Light in Dark Times: The New School for Social Research and Its University in Exile. Over the course of a career spanning five decades, Dr. Friedlander amassed extensive experience in leadership at institutions of higher education. In addition to occupying the Eberstadt Chair in Anthropology, she served as an academic dean of the New School for Social Research, SUNY Purchase and Hunter College. She has also worked as a special advisor to the provost and president of Hunter College on a number of new academic initiatives, including the creation of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute. She is a frequent collaborator with The New University in Exile Consortium.
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