• Dr. Amy K. Milligan is the Batten Endowed Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Women's Studies and the director of the Institute of Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding. She is an ethnographer who is particularly interested in the folkloric manifestations of selfhood and identity on the body and uses these questions of bodylore to explore lived experiences of gender, sexuality, and religion. She also specializes the study of small or marginalized Jewish communities.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Upsherin, Alef-Bet, and the Childhood Navigation of Jewish Gender Identity Symbol SetsJournal of Children's Folklore. 7-26.
    2017 Styling Yiddishkeit: Jewish Women and Social-Religious Approaches to Hair and Hair CoveringJüdisches Museum Berlin Journal. 21-25.
    2014 Expanding Sisterhood: Jewish Lesbians and Externalizations of Yiddishkeit,Journal of Lesbian Studies. 437-455.


    Year Title
    2014 Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women: Kallah’s Choice.  Lexington Books.

    Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University 2012
  • Full Name

  • Amy Milligan