Phyllis Deutsch holds a Ph.D. in Modern European History from New York University. For several years, she taught history at NYU, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, and the University of Pennsylvania. For 15 years, she served as editor-in-chief at University Press of New England, where she specialized in publishing books in Jewish studies. She is currently a Lecturer in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College.
Course Title: Gender and the Holocaust (Spring Term 2019)
"This was a difficult subject and Phyllis made everyone feel safe and included. She was as interested in our thoughts and concerns as we were with hers."
"I liked the way that Phyllis encouraged thoughtful discussion and also was able to give us a lot of background information. The readings were an even mix of very personal memoirs and scholarly research."
Course Title: Anne Frank in the World (Summer Term 2018)
"Phyllis is a skilled group leader who worked tirelessly to involve us all in the discussion."
"Phyllis knows the material inside and out plus she teaches with knowledge and confidence."
"Phyllis is extremely bright, articulate, and well-read. She has a gift for creating the conditions for a stimulating discussion through questions and comments. She includes everyone. Building on each person's contribution, she pushes the participants to consider different angles of a topic and develop a more nuanced point of view. The diverse class was intellectually engaged. I left each class with a greater understanding and deep appreciation for our study leader."