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Dr. Jillian Hinderliter joins WGST as Assistant Professor



We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jillian Hinderliter has officially joined the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies as an Assistant Professor!


Jillian M. Hinderliter joins the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at UNC-Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor and the Moses M. and Hannah L. Malkin Fellow in Jewish History and Culture in July 2022. Her research and teaching interests include twentieth century American women’s and gender history, Jewish Studies, the history of medicine and health care in the United States, public history, and oral history. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Hinderliter was an adjunct instructor in Southern Studies and a staff member in the African American Studies Program at the University of South Carolina.

A first-generation college student, Dr. Hinderliter earned her PhD in History at the University of South Carolina in 2021. She also holds a master’s degree in public history from Northeastern University and a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Hinderliter’s current research and book project expands upon this work to analyze how American Jewish women helped found and sustain feminist health activism at national and local levels alike. Throughout her work, Dr. Hinderliter contends that the women’s health movement did not have to be an expressly “Jewish” movement to be shaped by Jewish religious, cultural, and political traditions, histories of marginalization, and Jewish women’s experiences as Jews in American society.

Dr. Hinderliter will be teaching WGST 253 and WGST 290.002 this coming Fall 2022. WGST 253 examines the history and culture of Jewish women in America from their arrival in New Amsterdam in 1654 to the present and explores how gender shaped this journey. WGST 290.002 studies women’s health activism in America in the 20th century.

Dr. Hinderliter is thrilled to be joining the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.


Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hinderliter to UNC!