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 Dr. Nancy Mykoff

Nancy Mykoff is an Assistant Professor in History at University College Roosevelt. She was awarded her Ph.D. in American History at New York University. Her thesis focused on the Jewish summer camp movement in North America in the 1920’s and 1930’s. She has taught in the United States at New York University; and in the Netherlands at Amsterdam University and University College Utrecht. Her fields of teaching and research include the history of ethnicity, gender, women and media. She has designed and led undergraduate courses and research projects on topics in social and cultural histories in North America from the Colonial Era through the present; and on The Netherlands within the context of WWII. She has also supervised M.A. theses on a range of topics in American Studies.
1992 - 2011
  • Dutch Ministry of Education, The Netherlands
    • Sirius Research Grant
  • New York University, New York, NY
    • University Scholarships
    • Teaching and Research Fellowships
  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
    • Pre-Doctoral Research Grant
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    • Center for American-Jewish History Research Grant
  • Jacob van der Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH
    • Fellowship in American-Jewish Studies
  • Jewish Historical Society of New York, New York, NY
    • Malcolm H. Stern Memorial Fellowship
  • “Liberal Arts in the Netherlands: Transplanted and Transformed” (NL; Drukkerij; 2012).
  • Review of Jeff Smith’s, The Presidents we Imagine: Two Centuries of  White House Fictions on the Page, on the Stage, Onscreen and Online European Journal of American Studies (Reviews 2011 – 1)
  • U.S. History E-Reader Project with Cengage Learning/ Gale      (Cengage/Wadsworth: February 28, 2010).
  • “Jewish Women in the Summer Camp Movement,” Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (Jerusalem: Shalvi Publishing Inc.; 2007).
  • Summer Camps in New England,” Encyclopedia of New England Culture (New York: Yale University Press; 2005).
Membership in Professional Organizations
Organization of American Historians
Netherlands American Studies Association



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