Profiles

Caroline Kahlenberg

Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Israel Institute Faculty Fellow

Caroline Kahlenberg is a scholar of Jewish and Middle Eastern history. Her teaching and research interests center on the history of Israel/Palestine; the relationship between history and memory; gender and material culture; Mizrahi Jewish history; and the history of minorities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Kahlenberg is the author of several scholarly articles including “New Arab Maids: Domestic Work, ‘New Arab Women,’ and National Memory in British Mandate Palestine,” (International Journal of Middle East Studies) and “The Star of David in a Cedar Tree: Jewish Students and Zionism at the American University of Beirut (1908-1948)" (Middle Eastern Studies). Kahlenberg's work has been supported by the Posen Foundation, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Kahlenberg earned her BA in History from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.