Maud Mandel

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President, Professor of History

Hopkins Hall
At Williams since 2018


B.A. Oberlin College (1989)
A.M. University of Michigan (1993)
Ph.D. University of Michigan (1998)

Scholarship/Creative Work

Maud S. Mandel (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1998; A.M., University of Michigan, 1993; B.A. Oberlin College, 1989) is President of Williams College, Professor of History and an affiliate in Jewish Studies. An accomplished historian, President Mandel has examined how policies and practices of inclusion and exclusion in 20th-century France affected ethnic and religious minorities, most notably Jews, Armenians and Muslim North Africans. She has explored these themes in publications including In the Aftermath of Genocide: Armenians and Jews in Twentieth Century France (Duke University Press, 2003) and Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict (Princeton University Press, 2014). She is also co-editor, with Ethan Katz and Lisa Leff, of the volume Colonialism and the Jews (Indiana University Press, 2017). President Mandel has been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Philosophical Society.  

Current Committees

  • Committee on Appointments and Promotions