Dr. Josie Rodberg, who served as the Chair of Berkeley Carroll's Upper School history department for five years, was welcomed back to campus to give a presentation on the history of antisemitism in the United States.
She spoke with students about the rise and fall of antisemitic rhetoric in America throughout history, with recent years demonstrating a concerning uptick in numbers of antisemitic attacks and incidents in New York City and beyond. Rodberg highlighted the role that harmful stereotypes have in leading to antisemitic hostility, and the necessity of being able to recognize these stereotypes when we see them in order to denounce antisemitism.
Dr. Rodberg holds a B.A. in history and women’s and gender studies from Yale, and a Ph.D in history from Harvard.