Jane Kamensky will be joining the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study as the new Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America. In addition to her institute appointment, she will be a professor in the History Department at Harvard University. Prior to coming to Radcliffe, Kamensky chaired the Department of History at Brandeis University, where she was the Harry S. Truman Professor of American Civilization and served on the core faculty of the university’s interdepartmental Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Kamensky also served on the faculty at Brown University, where she was appointed as the Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of American History.
“As an innovative scholar who has used the Schlesinger and been a Radcliffe fellow, Jane is the ideal leader for the library and a superb addition to the History Department,” said Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen, who is also the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the History Department at Harvard University.