Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University, where she teaches in the American Studies Department and Women's and Gender Studies Program. Her major fields of interest include women's history, American Jewish history and culture, the history of education, and history as theater.
She is the author or editor of ten books, including, most recently, You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother. With Elinor Fuchs, she is the author of the prize-winning documentary drama, Year One of the Empire: A Play of American Politics, War and Protest, which was performed off-Broadway in 2008. She lectures frequently on women's history and on the Jewish American experience, and tours with her daughter, comedian Lauren Antler, with a program about Jewish mothers and daughters.