Elizabeth Singer More

Elizabeth Singer More

Associate Director, Open Circle Jewish Learning, Hebrew College
WAPPP Fellow
Elizabeth Singer More

Elizabeth Singer More's research examines the history of women, work, and the family. As a WAPPP Fellow, she plans to complete the manuscript for her book on the intellectual and political history of maternal employment in America from World War II through the mid-1990s.


Elizabeth Singer More is Associate Director of Open Circle Jewish Learning at Hebrew College. A historian of women, work, and motherhood, she received her Ph.D. from Harvard, where she previously taught in the History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments. Her book manuscript explores how feminists and social scientists in twentieth-century America worked to normalize maternal employment in the United States by promoting it as beneficial to children, families, businesses, and the nation. 

Research Topic

Working for the Greater Good: Feminists, Social Science, and Working Mothers in Modern America