Dear Schusterman Center Community,
I wanted to pass on this notice from History Department Chair, Elyssa Faison. I will only add that a tribute to Steve’s work will appear in our annual Newsletter. Alongside Steve’s many scholarly publications, he was also a public intellectual who published wrote for “civilian” newspapers and annually offered a well-attended and rigorous course on antisemitism. – Alan Levenson
It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that Dr. Stephen Norwood passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023, after a brief illness.
Dr. Norwood was a prolific scholar who wrote and taught about the Holocaust, antisemitism in the U.S., labor history, and sports history. During his 36-year career at OU he authored six monographs (most recently Prologue to Annihilation: Ordinary American and British Jews Challenge the Third Reich, Indiana UP 2021), edited with his wife Dr. Eunice Pollack; the Encyclopedia of American Jewish History (ABC-CLIO 2008; edited an anthology on New York Sports, and published dozens of journal articles and chapters in edited volumes.
Dr. Norwood has been an associated faculty member of the Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies since its inception and regularly mentored Schusterman Center graduate students.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Eunice Pollack, who has been an unwavering life partner and a most important intellectual collaborator (having co-authored and co-edited with him numerous articles and book projects).
Our thoughts are with Dr. Pollack and the rest of his family at this difficult time of loss. –Elyssa Faison
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